Best Quotes About Intellect

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. -Albert Einstein

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs. -Christopher Morley

Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence. -Ambrose Bierce

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. -Carl Jung

Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. -Samuel Johnson

The intellect is always fooled by the heart. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion, which it then validates as the commands of our most basic concept. -Robert Bork

Judgment is more than skill. It sets forth on intellectual seas beyond the shores of hard indisputable factual information. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. -Albert Camus

Cynicism is intellectual treason. -Norman Cousins

The drama may be called that part of theatrical art which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion: what is left is theater. -Robertson Davies

There is a vast difference – a constitutional difference-between restrictions imposed by the state which prohibit the intellectual commingling of students, and the refusal of individuals to commingle where the state presents no such bar. -Frederick M. Vinson

Anti-intellectualism has long been the anti-Semitism of the businessman. -Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life. -Charles Scribner, Jr.

An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment – his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego. -Alec Guinness

I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot. -Jeane Kirkpatrick

High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make. -Henry Kissinger

Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence. -Russell Lynes

Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known. -Madeleine L'Engle

Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together. -Jacques Maritain

There is no greater excitement than to support an intellectual wife and have her support you. Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other, and brings fruition to both of you. -Millicent Carey McIntosh

I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30. -Groucho Marx

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called 'Facts'. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain. -Thomas Hobbes

No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort. -Theodore Roosevelt

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction. -Rita Mae Brown

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. -Albert Einstein

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play. -Immanuel Kant

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. -Ray Bradbury

The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect. -Carson McCullers

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. -Carl Jung

The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, 'I was wrong'. -Sydney J. Harris

Faith is a kind of winged intellect. The great workmen of history have been men who believed like giants. -Charles Henry Parkhurst

What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error. -Raymond Aron

To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect. -Oscar Wilde

Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions. -Robert M. Pirsig

If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself. -Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. -John F. Kennedy

It doesn't stand up to huge intellectual scrutiny. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. -Roger Ebert

The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual – when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions – it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction. -E. O. Wilson

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth. -Carl Jung

If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. You must reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience. -Jack Lemmon

There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

It is ironic that the United States should have been founded by intellectuals, for throughout most of our political history, the intellectual has been for the most part either an outsider, a servant or a scapegoat. -Richard Hofstadter

Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself. -Herbert Hoover

Politics is an act of faith; you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public. -George McGovern

No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward. -Booker T. Washington

I've never been an intellectual but I have this look. -Woody Allen

Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating. -Carl von Clausewitz

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts, but learning how to make facts live. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that. -Joseph Campbell

You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford. -Samuel Johnson

Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead. -Carl von Clausewitz

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. -Mary Shelley

The only hope of socialism resides in those who have already brought about in themselves, as far as is possible in the society of today, that union between manual and intellectual labor which characterizes the society we are aiming at. -Simone Weil

Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual. -Thomas de Quincey

Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation. -John Ruskin

If we look into ourselves we discover propensities which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form; could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed. -William Winwood Reade

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power. -John Adams

She was short on intellect, but long on shape. -George Ade

The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps. -Havelock Ellis

To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them. -Jacob Bronowski

God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave. -Francis Bacon

To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character. -Emma Goldman

A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect. -Charles Lamb

The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo. -Soren Kierkegaard

There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side. -Vaclav Havel

Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure. -Victor Hugo

It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object. -Northrop Frye

Marvelous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks. -Anthony Trollope

Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible. -Robert M. Hutchins

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness. -Robert M. Hutchins

Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument. -George Sand

Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity. -Arthur Schopenhauer

The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind of what they keep forgetting; not to supply the intellect, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions. -Sydney Smith

I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale. -Thomas Carlyle

The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of temperament and heart. -Thomas Carlyle

None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much. -Lydia M. Child

We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen. -Calvin Coolidge

Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind! -William James

Cynicism is intellectual dandyism. -George Meredith

The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force. -Karl Marx

He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual muddle early on in life and never managed to get out. -Iris Murdoch

The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself. -Noam Chomsky

I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience. -Alice James

What we now call 'finance' is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love. -Robert Graves

The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man. -Charles Sumner

Sense is a line, the mind is a circle. Sense is like a line which is the flux of a point running out from itself, but intellect like a circle that keeps within itself. -Ralph Cudworth

Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with. -Ovid

One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute. -William Lyon Phelps

Faith is the heroism of the intellect. -Charles Henry Parkhurst

Nothing is so envied as genius, nothing so hopeless of attainment by labor alone. Though labor always accompanies the greatest genius, without the intellectual gift labor alone will do little. -B. R. Hayden

It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism. -Norman Tebbit

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization. -G. M. Trevelyan

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. -Galileo Galilei

An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex. -Aldous Huxley

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. -Calvin Coolidge

Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves. -William Ellery Channing

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward. -John Maynard Keynes

Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital – the world's best talents and greatest ideas. -Jack Welch

An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger. -Dan Rather

I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract; I think too much. -Newt Gingrich

To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art. -Susan Sontag

Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world – the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism. -David Ben-Gurion

Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis. -John Dewey

We've no use for intellectuals in this outfit. What we need is chimpanzees. Let me give you a word of advice: never say a word to us about being intelligent. We will think for you, my friend. Don't forget it. -Louis-Ferdinand Celine

An intellectual hatred is the worst. -William Butler Yeats

Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint. -Lewis H. Lapham

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used than a powerful one that is idle. -Bryant H. McGill

It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with all the facts and judge the decisions that were made with almost none of the facts, or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud of endless speculation of what might happen. -Norm Coleman

Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society. -Walter Gropius

When asked if I consider myself Buddhist, the answer is, Not really. But it's more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don't practice or preach it, however. -Uma Thurman

Maybe it's the hair. Maybe it's the teeth. Maybe it's the intellect. No, it's the hair. -Tom Shales

Don't leave home without your sword – your intellect. -Alan Moore

The intellectual takes as a starting point his self and relates the world to his own sensibilities; the scientist accepts an existing field of knowledge and seeks to map out the unexplored terrain. -Daniel Bell

The grinding of the intellect is for most people as painful as a dentist's drill. -Leonard Woolf

Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation. -Abdullah II of Jordan

There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences remain confined to intellectual debates. -Pervez Musharraf

In short, the time has come for us as American and Iranian citizens to apply our mutual energy, intellect, and goodwill toward strengthening relations between our two countries, as their destinies are intertwined. -Cyrus Vance

The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers. -Benjamin Banneker

Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect. -George Boole

At the beginning of the twentieth century, every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west, and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France. -Karen Armstrong

It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested in arts and science graduate schools. They weren't going to be intellectuals. And so I put the theses to the test. And they all collapsed. -Andrew Greeley

No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite. -David Hilbert

I have no nationality – the best possible status for an intellectual. -Emil Cioran

It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in. -Friedrich Schiller

Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence. -David Ben-Gurion

Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth. -Bruno Bettelheim

Music, I feel, must be emotional first and intellectual second. -Maurice Ravel

What is important is that one utilizes one's intellect and not to be 100 percent sure about one's convictions. One should always leave room for doubt. -Shirin Ebadi

The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious, if only because it demands ears, finger, consciousness and intellect. -Luciano Berio

Walking is the natural recreation for a man who desires not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn it out to play for a season. All great men of letters have therefore been enthusiastic walkers. -Leslie Stephen

In the power of fixing the attention lies the most precious of the intellectual habits. -Robert Hall

We were playing, not for the drunks, but for the musicians, because it was more intellectually challenging. We needed somewhere to put our energy to show that we were growing, and as we started to achieve this, people came to hear us musically. -Ronnie Hawkins

My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle. -D. H. Lawrence

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects. -Francis Jeffrey

The Industry's at war. I think it's about control. You can make all of the financial arguments that the industry has been shooting itself in the foot, but it is an industry built on a foundation of ownership and exploitation of intellectual property rights. -Don Rose

You cannot be against embryonic stem cell research and be intellectually and therefore morally consistent, if you're not also against in vitro fertilization. -Ron Reagan

Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the mind of man has ever touched. -Francis Schaeffer

It was always said that the big distinction between the French and the English is that the English are intelligent and the French are intellectual. -Kenneth Baker

I think we actually punish children out of their relationship with their bodies… we categorically separate mind and body and emotion and intellect. -Susan Griffin

A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book and being convinced by its arguments, will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot. -John McCarthy

The University conceives of itself as dedicated to the power of the intellect. Its commitment is to the way of reason. -Edward Levi

The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations, emotions, and accidents which cause events; the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change. -Edward Levi

If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success. -Max Born

Futurism: This was a movement of intellectuals who wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery, speed, violence, and public relations. It proves that we should be careful what intellectuals wish for, because we might get it. -Brad Holland

Many people have observed that truth is stranger than fiction. This has led some intellectuals to conclude that it's stranger than non-fiction as well. -Brad Holland

A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people's lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail. -Paul Wellstone

Basically I was a rebel growing up. I got kicked out of six schools. But I don't think that it makes you less of an intellect. You know, if you ever crave knowledge, there's always a library. -Michelle Rodriguez

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world. -Max Weber

People need a sacred narrative. They must have a sense of larger purpose, in one form or another, however intellectualized. They will find a way to keep ancestral spirits alive. -E. O. Wilson

Country and western is ignored by the intellectuals. They don't look at it as an art form. They think it's just somebody sitting on his couch singing about his life. -Ricky Skaggs

Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism. -Chuck Palahniuk

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and peace are deep-seated and powerful. They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual. -Arthur Henderson

I've become wary of interviews in which you're forced to go back over the reasons why you made certain decisions. You tend to rationalize what you've done, to intellectually review a process that is often intuitive. -Peter Weir

A social democratic party without deep roots in the working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect. -Roy Jenkins

If you're expecting an intellectual film, then you will be disappointed. -Barry Pepper

For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking… giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move. -Edward T. Hall

The apostles were moved, not so much by an intellectual apprehension, as by a spiritual illumination. They met men, and the need of those men whom they met cried aloud to them. -Roland Allen

Christ had given the apostles a world-wide commission, embracing all the nations; but intellectually they did not understand what He meant. They found that out as they followed the impulse of the Spirit. -Roland Allen

Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him by proofs that he is in need; if I do love him, I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him. -Roland Allen

Pol Pot – he rounded up anybody he thought was intellectual and had them executed. And how he told someone was intellectual or not was whether they wore glasses. If they're that clever, take them off when they see him coming! -Ricky Gervais

I'm not one of those James Joyce intellectuals who can stand back and look at the whole edifice… It was a slow process for me to just crawl out of it, like a snake leaving his skin behind. -Frank McCourt

We were proposing, in a sense, that the rest of the world be made safe for American ideas, as they adopted intellectual property rights that gave patent protection to our very innovative economy. -Jeffrey Sachs

My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect. -Ellen Willis

An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike. -Spiro T. Agnew

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness. -Sri Chinmoy

Chess is intellectual gymnastics. -Wilhelm Steinitz

There is not enough high intellect to be catered to and when most people think of Hiphop they think of low intellect. -Slick Rick

By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries about what makes us tick, we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu. -Steven Pinker

Most intellectuals today have a phobia of any explanation of the mind that invokes genetics. -Steven Pinker

I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher, exalted form of human endeavor. -Steven Pinker

Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world – the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism. -Nnamdi Azikiwe

But the answer to how to live is to stop thinking about it. And just to live. But you're doing that anyway. However you intellectualise it, you still just live. -Damien Hirst

My intellect has always been more responsible than my emotions for how I respond to the world. -Suzanne Vega

Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism, and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflict. -Daniel Barenboim

The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance. -Robert Bork

My basic approach to interviewing is to ask the basic questions that might even sound naive, or not intellectual. Sometimes when you ask the simple questions like 'Who are you?' or 'What do you do?' you learn the most. -Brian Lamb

Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you. -Theodor W. Adorno

I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own. -Margaret Fuller

It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living. -David Attenborough

I began demonstrating against serious culture. In hindsight, the actual course of events has been very humiliating for me, because no one picked up on the intellectual critique I made. -Henry Flynt

Eighty percent of our life is emotion, and only 20 percent is intellect. I am much more interested in how you feel than how you think. I can change how you think, but how you feel is something deeper and stronger, and it's something that's inside you. -Frank Luntz

We have arrived at an intellectual chaos. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I am certainly not an intellectual relativist, nor a moral relativist. -Edward Tufte

I hope that I am generous and tolerant, but certainly on the intellectual side I think that there are discoverable truths, and some things that are closer approximations to the truth than others. -Edward Tufte

These men were religious when the spirit of religion was buried in forms and ceremonies, and when the priesthood had armed itself with the civil powers to put down all opposition, and suppress all freedom, intellectual, civil, and religious. -Ethan A. Hitchcock

We still need to feed the public, both physically and intellectually. -Barry Corbin

Investors should start with a view of skepticism. They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors. They should be careful, and they should be skeptical. -Arthur Levitt

Eyes is the attempt to tell the story of the Civil Rights movement and to create an emotional, intellectual constituency. But what do you do after that? The black community doesn't have institutions that pick up such moments and preserve them. -Henry Hampton

M*A*S*H offered real characters and everybody identified with them because they had such soul. The humor was intelligent and it always assumed that you had an intellect. -Loretta Swit

A mugwump is a person educated beyond his intellect. -Horace Porter

I'm not known for my intellectual range and tricks have been played on me. -William Sanderson

The grandmother, the mother, the worker, the student, the intellectual, the professional, the unemployed, everybody identified with the songs because they were descriptions of life in the city. -Ruben Blades

We are united in the hope that every individual will someday enjoy at least the intellectual privileges we have had, if not always the material advantages. -Sidney Altman

The stock market can be down, but the stock market is not an indication of where people's spirits and enthusiam are, and where their intellectual energy is. -James Daly

I have some strategical vision, I could calculate some few moves ahead and I have an intellect that is badly missed in the country which is run by generals and colonels. -Garry Kasparov

Among the letters my readers write me, there is a certain category which is continuously growing, and which I see as a symptom of the increasing intellectualization of the relationship between readers and literature. -Hermann Hesse

I've become so earthy. And I never was earthy. I'm doing all kinds of different roles which are not at all like the intellectual and the legal mind of Ben Stone. -Michael Moriarty

I think one of the important evolutions is that we no longer feel compulsively the need to argue, or to justify things on a kind of rational level. We are much more willing to admit that certain things are completely instinctive and others are really intellectual. -Rem Koolhaas

I have three brothers and they're all into computers. They're all intellects. My mother would pay me a quarter a page to read a book and I couldn't make 50 cents. I just couldn't do it. -Josh Holloway

No society lies nearer to the cyclonic path of the forces of world change than the United States, and few societies are more intellectually aware of the nature of the issues that have to be faced. -Christopher Dawson

It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying, that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect. -Daniel Keys Moran

We ourselves can die with comfort and even with joy if we know that death is but a passport to blessedness, that this intellect, freed from all material chains, shall rise and shine. -Matthew Simpson

Napoleon was probably the equal at least of Washington in intellect, his superior in education. Both of them were successful in serving the state. -Matthew Simpson

We started this mostly from an intellectual place. -Melinda Gates

If there's an intellectual highway, there's also an intellectual subway. -Stanley Crouch

When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out. -Alanis Morissette

Amherst was pivotal in my broad intellectual development; MIT in my development as a professional economist. -Joseph Stiglitz

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. -William Falconer

Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation, and our job here is to teach and to research and to create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation with scholars as well as with political, intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia. -William C. Kirby

Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure. -Nicolaus Copernicus

Challenging unfairly subsidized products, fighting counterfeit goods and intellectual property theft and holding countries accountable for an unfair currency regime will help American companies remain competitive. -Virginia Foxx

My mother, who was professional schoolteacher, was particularly concerned about our formal education and even went so far as to start a private school together with some other parents so that our intellectual needs would be met. -Robert B. Laughlin

I try to keep a balance between conceptional or intellectual comprehension and emotional understanding. -Alva Noto

I was unpopular at school just because I was an intellectual. I always answered all the questions off the top of my head but they nevertheless resented because of that. -George Woodcock

One of the great intellectual failures of the American intelligence community, and especially the counterterrorism community, is to assume if someone hasn't attacked us, it's because he can't or because we've defeated him. -Michael Scheuer

Don't make art for other artists or for 'intellectuals', make art for people – and if you can touch just one person in a lifetime and make a difference – you have succeeded. -Ray Conniff

I wish to note that intellectual property theft by a government represents the very essence of organized crime. -Howard Berman

When a person responds emotionally to intellectual things, or emotionally only to traditional emotional things – I find that an interesting break between myself and some other writers and fans. -Elizabeth Moon

I'm not an intellectual composer. -Les Baxter

It seems to me that humour is everybody's way of keeping sane and standing off from the situations so that they can see it intellectually, as well as emotionally, and I don't know whether you've noticed, but if somebody tells a joke, it's nearly always a mini fantasy. -Diana Wynne Jones

I am an English major in school with an emphasis in creative writing. I think hearing Maya Angelou speak at school last year was one of the best moments Stanford, at least, intellectually, had to offer. -Fred Savage

It is because the fight against the harshest aspects of unrestricted capitalism is therefore a political problem and not an intellectual one that community action remains so essential. -Barney Frank

When community action was put into federal law in the early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice, I supported it intellectually. -Barney Frank

From the lowest animals of which we can affirm intelligence up to man this type of intellect is found. -Edward Thorndike

Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature. -Edward Thorndike

Human education is concerned with certain changes in the intellects, characters and behavior of men, its problems being roughly included under these four topics: Aims, materials, means and methods. -Edward Thorndike

On the whole, the psychological work of the last quarter of the nineteenth century emphasized the study of consciousness to the neglect of the total life of intellect and character. -Edward Thorndike

Psychology is the science of the intellects, characters and behavior of animals including man. -Edward Thorndike

The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare. -Edward Thorndike

The intellectual evolution of the race consists in an increase in the number, delicacy, complexity, permanence and speed of formation of such associations. -Edward Thorndike

The restriction of studies of human intellect and character to studies of conscious states was not without influence on a scientific studies of animal psychology. -Edward Thorndike

The teacher who would be true to his mission and accomplish the most good, must give prominence to moral as well as intellectual instruction. -Sheldon Jackson

The education of my brother and myself was of paramount importance to my parents, and in addition to their strong encouragement, they were prepared to make any sacrifice to further our intellectual development. -Jerome Isaac Friedman

Creeds and castes, and all forms of intellectual and emotional grouping, belong to the past. -Herbert Read

As far as intellectual training was concerned, my nine years from seven to sixteen were practically wasted. -Mary Augusta Ward

English girls' schools today providing the higher education are, so far as my knowledge goes, worthily representative of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards of women which has taken place in the last half-century. -Mary Augusta Ward

I loved nearly all my teachers; but it was not till I went home to live at Oxford, in 1867, that I awoke intellectually to a hundred interests and influences that begin much earlier nowadays to affect any clever child. -Mary Augusta Ward

I can understand why some of these drummers and bass players become cult figures with all of their equipment and the incredible amount of technique they have. But there's very little that I think satisfies you intellectually or emotionally. -Ken Burns

It's hard to get into Newsweek because, as more of our former intellectual magazines take on a pop focus, if there's no buzz, there's no interest. -Branford Marsalis

People recognize intellectual property the same way they recognize real estate. People understand what property is. But it's a new kind of property, and so the understanding uses new control surfaces. It uses a new way of defining the property. -Michael Nesmith

It does not just happen. It is disclosed by science that practically one-half of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes. -Alva Myrdal

I wouldn't describe that 'position' as 'parasitic.' I'd describe that experience as 'edifying.' I don't merely write from a critical intellectual distance. I actually live around here. -Bruce Sterling

Certainly the party counts a considerable number of intellectuals among its members, but I am by no means disposed to apologise for that. -Harry Oppenheimer

That was my first lesson from Ben-Gurion. Then I saw him making peace, and I saw him making war. He mobilized me before the war. The man was a very rare combination between a real intellectual and a born leader. There is a contradiction between the two. -Shimon Peres

The Geometer has the special privilege to carry out, by abstraction, all constructions by means of the intellect. Who, then, would wish to prevent me from freely considering figures hanging on a balance imagined to be at an infinite distance beyond the confines of the world? -Evangelista Torricelli

To an intellectual who is adrift in politics, a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary. -Francis Parker Yockey

Vivid images are like a beautiful melody that speaks to you on an emotional level. It bypasses your logic centers and even your intellect and goes to a different part of the brain. -Steven Bochco

My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima was that the question of the social responsibility of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever. -Wilfred Burchett

Punk rock really came out of N.Y. as a philosophy before the groups were ever recorded. I had a kind-of intellectual interest in the idea of creating a new scene that could be a grassroots thing. -Greg Ginn

I wanted to define the vocabulary of a wedding both visually and intellectually. The book is about more than weddings or wedding dresses. It's a metaphor for women's lives, their creativity. -Vera Wang

I don't know if I was a desirable person, not just physically but emotionally and mentally and intellectually. I still have a long way go and a lot to learn, but I'm on my way, I don't think I'm terribly attractive, but I'm comfortable with my looks. -Shelley Duvall

Furthermore, the spirit of enterprise which had its first intellectual development in England has especially flourished here as well as throughout all of Canada, while the same spirit has become less virile in the land of its origin. -Charles E. Wilson

The intellect is a cold thing and a merely intellectual idea will never stimulate thought in the same manner that a spiritual idea does. -Ernest Holmes

At the same time, much of it seems to have to do with recreating things we or others had already done; it seems rather derivative intellectually; is there a dearth of really new ideas? -Dennis Ritchie

They're now turning those seeds into intellectual property, so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which we all depend for our food and survival. -Jeremy Rifkin

Cultivate the frontal portion of her brain as much as that of man is cultivated, and she will stand his equal at least. Even now, where her mind has been called out at all, her intellect is as bright, as capacious, and as powerful as his. -Ernestine Rose

The few bright meteors in man's intellectual horizon could well be matched by women, were she allowed to occupy the same elevated position. -Ernestine Rose

The higher the voice the smaller the intellect. -Ernest Newman

The level of potential physical productivity of a society depends on both the development of the intellect of its members, and a minimal standard of both demographic characteristics and of consumption. -Robert Trout

Only through the conscious action of the working masses in city and country can it be brought to life, only through the people's highest intellectual maturity and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely through all storms and find its way to port. -Rosa Luxemburg

I look upon another's insistence on the merits of his or her life – duties, intellect, accomplishment – and see that most of it is nonsense. -Harold Brodkey

I obtain great satisfaction out of using my intellect. -Temple Grandin

Yeah, the New York Times is very intellectual and very, very prestigious, but it doesn't reach the market that People magazine does. -Edward James Olmos

The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher, the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual occupation by practical necessity, immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind. -Ernst Mach

I suppose I've always carried what is regarded as a bit of unnecessary baggage in Britain. I've always carried the charge that I am an intellectual in politics. -Chris Patten

The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented, but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of achieving success may be corrected. -George Henry Lewes

When you poll all of the economists, uh, across America that I think are intellectually honest they would all, or maybe not all, but 95% of them 96% of them would say you know we really have got a powerful economy. -Donald Evans

Although I was not aware of it at the time, the experience of growing up during the Great Depression was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career. -Lawrence R. Klein

My own work in spin glass and its consequences has formed some of the intellectual basis for these interests. -Philip Warren Anderson

I admit that the eyes of the intellectually and culturally lively tend to glaze over at the mere mention of sociology, often with ample justification. -Richard Wall

Someone once told me the one thread that runs through them all is a premium on personal courage – not intellectual courage, but just plain physical courage. -Walter Lord

It will appear evident upon attentive consideration that equality of intellectual and physical advantages is the only sure foundation of liberty, and that such equality may best, and perhaps only, be obtained by a union of interests and cooperation in labor. -Frances Wright

I would say that, intellectually, Catholicism had no more impact on me than did social theory. -Paul Farmer

We had a certain kind of really big prestige among, I suppose not just intellectual folk, but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature. -Adolph Green

People desire power. I don't know why they want it so. It seems to me it implies a hugely superior intellect which separates them from most of the populace. -F. Murray Abraham

The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics. -Jay Chiat

The amount of sophistication varies according to the quality of the medium, and to the state of the same medium at different times; it must be attributed in the best cases physiologically to the medium, intellectually to the control. -Oliver Joseph Lodge

Homer is the nice side of Al Bundy with the same intellect. I really like him and Al Bundy. -Uwe Boll

In 1995, I founded The Molecular Sciences Institute with a gift from the Philip Morris Company where I hoped that we could create an environment where young people could pursue science in an atmosphere of harmonious purpose and high intellectual challenge. -Sydney Brenner

What is important, then, is not that the critic should possess a correct abstract definition of beauty for the intellect, but a certain kind of temperament, the power of being deeply moved by the presence of beautiful objects. -Walter Pater

The various forms of intellectual activity which together make up the culture of an age, move for the most part from different starting-points, and by unconnected roads. -Walter Pater

I have always had trouble recognizing myself in the features of the intellectual playing his political role according to the screenplay that you are familiar with and whose heritage deserves to be questioned. -Jacques Derrida

We shall suffer no attachment to literature, no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories, to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed, the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men. -George Ripley

After I set out to refute Christianity intellectually and couldn't, I came to the conclusion the Bible was true and Jesus Christ was God's Son. -Josh McDowell

I thought I was going to be a filmmaker but at the same time I was an intellectual and I felt that I could make a contribution to some field, as yet, not invented. -Ted Nelson

It's not highly intellectual material. I'm dedicating it to the pulp fiction of the past. -Bruce Boxleitner

Intellectualism came very late to America. That's why Americans are so proud of it. I found very few real intellectuals in America. But there are so many pseudo-intellectuals. -Douglas Sirk

One day I heard a speech of Hitler. In this speech he said that the German factory worker and the German labourer must make common cause with the German intellectual worker. -Fritz Sauckel

In order to accommodate to change and to the contrast of phenomena, the intellect does not require any shocks and inner upheavals; it is only through such upheavals that the more conservative mind could accommodate to the metropolitan rhythm of events. -Georg Simmel

The intellectually sophisticated person is indifferent to all genuine individuality, because relationships and reactions result from it which cannot be exhausted with logical operations. -Georg Simmel

When public and private sectors combine intellectual and other resources, more can be achieved. -Gro Harlem Brundtland

After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people, these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the young intellectuals of the country. -Hu Shih

Only when we realize that there is no eternal, unchanging truth or absolute truth can we arouse in ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility. -Hu Shih

I need three million dollars to make a low-budget, intellectual, artistic, exciting, erotic movie with a great soundtrack. -Ray Manzarek

It will be sufficient to point to the enormous burdens which armaments place on the economic, social, and intellectual resources of a nation, as well as on its budget and taxes. -Ludwig Quidde

I believe that the great painters with their intellect as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions. -Edward Hopper

These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime. -Giraldus Cambrensis

Blind commitment to a theory is not an intellectual virtue: it is an intellectual crime. -Imre Lakatos

The history of philosophy is not, like the history of the sciences, to be studied with the intellect alone. That which is receptive in us and that which impinges upon us from history is the reality of man's being, unfolding itself in thought. -Karl Jaspers

This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will. -Stanford Moore

We avenge intellect when we dupe a fool, and it is a victory not to be despised for a fool is covered with steel and it is often very hard to find his vulnerable part. -Giacomo Casanova

You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers; welcome, too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content. -Knut Hamsun

I studied economics and made it my career for two reasons. The subject was and is intellectually fascinating and challenging, particularly to someone with taste and talent for theoretical reasoning and quantitative analysis. -James Tobin

My father also happened to be an intellectual, as learned, literate, informed, and curious as anyone I have known. Unobtrusively and casually, he was my wise and gentle teacher. -James Tobin

All in the Family was intellectual; it was art. -Carroll O'Connor

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. -Janis Joplin

I am coming more and more to the conviction that the necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated, at least neither by, nor for, the human intellect. -Carl Friedrich Gauss

The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations – human emotions – taking an intellectual form. -Chauncey Wright

I don't like to intellectualize about my acting. -Genevieve Bujold

Earlier in my life, I performed a lot of music. Some of it because I felt it was a demonstration, or a representation of certain intellectual concepts that were very exciting and important. -Michael Tilson Thomas

So basically, I think music at its best can be everything. It can be totally stupid and very intellectual and emotional at the same time. I don't think all those things shut each other out. -Ville Valo

Both Brutus and Hamlet are highly intellectual by nature and reflective by habit. Both may even be called, in a popular sense, philosophic; Brutus may be called so in a stricter sense. -Andrew Coyle Bradley

All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed, or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience, through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive, and over which the individual will and character have no control. -Chauncey Wright

In a more intellectually rigorous age, I wouldn't be talked about as a satirist at all. I would just be a topical comedian. -Rory Bremner

My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they expected me to stay at home and look after my younger siblings and do the housework. -Sara Paretsky

One of the things that characterizes good intellectual work is a certain self-importance. -Whitfield Diffie

Marks of Identity is, among other things, the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary intellectual with respect to his own country. -Juan Goytisolo

Among those who are satisfactory in this respect it is desirable to have represented as great a diversity of intellectual tradition, social milieu and personal character as possible. -Talcott Parsons

And with each day that passed, the gulf broadened and my isolation became more accentuated. In such a situation, the discovery that my experience was not unique, that it had also been that of other Spanish intellectuals, became very important for me. -Juan Goytisolo

But the Spain which emerged around 1960, beginning with its economic miracle, created by the invasion of tourists, can no longer result in impassioned dedication on the part of its intellectuals, and even less on the part of foreign intellectuals. -Juan Goytisolo

In the case of Elektra I really wasn't sure I could pull it off. There were so many intellectual leaps. My character, Stick, is blind, but he can see better than most people. So I had trouble kind of finding the logic. -Terence Stamp

The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical, aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons. -Ella Maillart

Transparency is not the same as looking straight through a building: it's not just a physical idea, it's also an intellectual one. -Helmut Jahn

Traveling is the only passion that doesn't need to feel shy in front of intellect. -Lennart Meri

My true function within a society which embraces all of us is to continue an age-old tradition. This tradition is to create images from the depths of the imagination and to give them form, whether visual, intellectual or musical. -Michael Tippett

An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt. -Antonio Tabucchi

Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture, someone who can run a magazine or a museum. An administrator, in fact. I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual. -Antonio Tabucchi

It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection. -Antonio Tabucchi

When you have a foreign invasion – in this case by the Indonesian army – writers, intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression. -Antonio Tabucchi

From time to time, I need a rest from the exercitation of my intellect. -Jean Stafford

Since the days of Abraham many men of unusual intellect not only have diligently studied the divine plan, but have devoted their lives to having a part in making it known to others. -Joseph Franklin Rutherford

The privileged man, whether he be privileged politically or economically, is a man depraved in intellect and heart. -Mikhail Bakunin

All this is applicable to the intellectual faculties of man. There is a considerable difference between one person and another as regards these faculties, as is well known to philosophers. -Maimonides

This film business, perhaps more so in America than in Europe, has always been about young sexuality. It's not true of theatre, but in America, film audiences are young. It's not an intellectual cinema in America. -Jacqueline Bisset

People need meanings to everything. People want you to intellectualize every choice you make. -Juliana Hatfield

I wanted to do something far from my intellectual and physical home, so I went to live in Beijing for eight months and took Mandarin Chinese. -Mira Sorvino

I think some people wished I'd kept myself out of the book. But I kind of insist on it because I want the reader to share my engagement with the material, if you like, not pretend that I'm doing it completely intellectually. -Helen Garner

We really want to see how the idea of an intellectual action movie is received by the world. -Lana Wachowski

The danger is not so much in the economic structure of a society but in its intellectual structure. -Philip Kaufman

Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property. -Lawrence Lessig

Notwithstanding the fact that the most innovative and progressive space we've seen – the Internet – has been the place where intellectual property has been least respected. You know, facts don't get in the way of this ideology. -Lawrence Lessig

Miss Searle had always considered boredom an intellectual defeat. -Mary Renault

Lennon was not very fond of me. Lennon didn't like to be around somebody else who was likely to be the center of attention and didn't like being on deck with somebody who was intellectually as hot as he was. -Peter Fonda

In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity. -Samuel George Morton

Science is the greatest creative impulse of our time. It dominates the intellectual scene and forms our lives, not only in the material things which it has given us, but also in that it guides our spirit. -Polykarp Kusch

The moral and intellectual character of the Africans is widely different in different nations. -Samuel George Morton

To play a role where you get to reveal intellectual change is wonderful. -Richard O'Brien

The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect. -Felix Adler

Only here, because of the illusion of intellectualism, our society separates the validity of human expression. -Joseph Jarman

It is quite clear that compelling content, which is made available on economic terms that respect the intellectual rights of owners, can be a tremendous spur to the growth of broadband networks. -John Doerr

I was not naturally intellectual, but somebody whose interest had to be whetted, still the case sadly. -Jeremy Irons

Our family life was certainly not intellectual. -Douglass North

Whereas you have someone like Houdini, who works really, really hard to get really, really famous, and then has actual intellectual ideas that he puts into the culture that stay there. -Penn Jillette

When you're watching Psycho, there' s that moment when you have a visceral reaction to watching someone being stabbed. And then you have the intellectual revelation that you're not, and that's where the celebration comes in. -Penn Jillette

I think one of the unique aspects of Catholic school education is the opportunity to care for the material and intellectual needs of the child in a community atmosphere. -Mark Foley

I don't dare postulate about science, but I know that it takes both emotion and intellect in order for art to happen. -Lukas Foss

The direction and constancy of the will is what really matters, and intellect and feeling are only important insofar as they contribute to that. -Evelyn Underhill

What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher. -William Glasser

Every single major push in education has made it worse and right now it's really bad because everything we've done is de-humanizing education. It's destroying the possibility of the teacher and the student having a warm, friendly, intellectual relationship. -William Glasser

I approached the bulk of my schoolwork as a chore rather than an intellectual adventure. -Steven Chu

Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite. -Sri Aurobindo

The EU and the U.S. often work together to develop international standards. This is the case in fighting terrorism and transnational crime, advancing trade liberalization, and combating piracy and intellectual property violations. -John Bruton

The intellectual who wants to do her work properly must today go back to the starting point: the woman whom she knows, and first of all to herself. It is at that level, and at no other, that she ought to begin to think about the world situation. -Jacques Ellul

I think Chris Rock at the Oscars was a great example. I thought that was intellectually hilarious. The Gap starts a war with Banana Republic… That to me was funny. -Christopher Meloni

I like intellectual journeys. -Christopher Meloni

The battle was first waged over the right of the Negro to be classed as a human being with a soul; later, as to whether he had sufficient intellect to master even the rudiments of learning; and today it is being fought out over his social recognition. -James Weldon Johnson

To spend this particular year reading essays to Dennis Robertson as one's supervisor, and, simultaneously, enjoying membership of the group round Keynes was indeed an intellectual treat. -James Meade

I say that I represent this movement because my intellectual allegiances are clearly European, not African. -J. M. Coetzee

As you see, I do not treat the creation of fiction, that to say the invention and development of fantasies, as a form of abstract thought. I don't wish to deny the uses of the intellect, but sometimes one has the intuition that the intellect by itself will lead one nowhere. -J. M. Coetzee

I think there's a natural system in your own head about how much violence the scene warrants. It's not an intellectual process, it's an instinctive process. -Guy Ritchie

The Chicago Economics Department was in intellectual ferment, although the central issues of the 1930's were very different from those in later times. I had never before encountered minds of that quality at close quarters and they influenced me strongly. -George Stigler

My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom. -Franz Boas

From the business point of view – not to overstate it – intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process. Long live service; long live performance. -Esther Dyson

What's better, a poetic intuition or an intellectual work? I think they complement each other. -Manuel Puig

The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern. The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy, of being subjective. -Manuel Puig

Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed. -Manuel Puig

Our educational system is appallingly poor right now. Yet, somehow we're turning out some of the most intellectual and powerful sophisticated minds in the world. I think that's because we still have the opportunity here. -Malcolm Wallop

Ward Churchill might be more valuable to the opponents of the academic left employed than unemployed. Above all, he can serve as a living window into the intellectual, moral, and political bankruptcy of the left. -Mort Kondracke

Judaism is an intellectually based religion, and the single most important theme is that of study. -Norman Lamm

I was very intellectually oriented, very early on. -Donald Johanson

Conservative New Testament studies could also provide an intellectually satisfying alternative to German biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it. -John Gresham Machen

I shall suggest, on the contrary, that all communication relies, to a noticeable extent on evoking knowledge that we cannot tell, and that all our knowledge of mental processes, like feelings or conscious intellectual activities, is based on a knowledge which we cannot tell. -Michael Polanyi

I had to be intellectually satisfied as well as emotionally because at that time of life one doesn't just fall into it in adolescent emotion, and I was satisfied at every point that it was the one way and the hard way to do things. -Ruth Pitter

Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual interdependence created through the development of the modern media of communication: post, telegraph, telephone, and popular press. -Christian Lous Lange

Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers, both economical and intellectual. The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states. -Christian Lous Lange

The theoretically unrestricted right to develop power, to wage war against other states, is antisocial and is doubly dangerous, because the state as a mass entity represents a low moral and intellectual level. -Christian Lous Lange

A human being has been given an intellect to make choices, and we know there are other food sources that do not require the killing of a creature that would protest being killed. -Mary Tyler Moore

Having a great intellect is no path to being happy. -Stephen Fry

It was extremely important to show that Wilde's sexuality was not just some intellectual idea. It was real, and it was about the human body. To just have mentioned it and not shown it would have been, I think, peculiar and wrong. -Stephen Fry

People tend not to use this word beauty because it's not intellectual – but there has to be an overlap between beauty and intellect. -Tadao Ando

To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is. -Dick Cavett

No one with a body full of aliments can have a luminous soul and other intellectual faculties. It is necessary to care for the body if we wish the spirit to function normally. -Michael Servetus

Nothing can be found in the intellect if previously has not been found in the senses. -Michael Servetus

Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance. -Clifford Geertz

It's been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied, because it's about this unimportant intellectual topic, which is religion. -Toni Morrison

The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism is indicated by its silence on all important matters. -Christopher Lasch

There's a tradition in British intellectual life of mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics, especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre. -Harold Pinter

Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches. -Steve Ballmer

I desire to assist in attracting to this profession young men of character and ability, also to help those already engaged in the profession to acquire the highest moral and intellectual training. -Joseph Pulitzer

I'm strictly for Stevenson. I don't dig the intellectual bit, but I'm telling you, man, he knows the most. -Elvis Presley

The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite. -Thomas Sowell

If all ideas have to be bought, then you have an intellectually regressive system that will assure you have a highly knowledgeable elite and an ignorant mass. -John Perry Barlow

I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods. It's a tricky thing to try to own something that remains in your possession even after you give it to many others. -John Perry Barlow

Ulysses, obviously. It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual elite continue to fall for it. -Orson Scott Card

I try to be feminine, yet intellectual and smart at the same time. You don't see enough of that. -Portia de Rossi

Music has just as much to do with movement and body as it does soul and intellect. -Esa-Pekka Salonen

We do not have many intellectuals who can speak out for us internationally. We have no writers who are recognized, respected and loved outside the Arab world. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

We have no Arab intellectuals of international stature because we live in a state of generalized mediocrity. We are suspended in the pit without touching the bottom. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

The intellectual, the man of thought, doubt and analysis, should give the best of himself. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

There is a gulf between the Arab peoples and Arab intellectuals. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals. They are two separate worlds. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people. They are mechanically more perfect than we are, they have an astounding intellectual capacity, but they have no soul. -Karel Capek

The intellectual is a middle-class product; if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it, in order to exist. He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie. -Louise Bogan

Religiously the Empire was pluralistic and marked by a search for a faith which would be satisfying intellectually and ethically and would give assurance of immortality. -Kenneth Scott Latourette

Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals. -Edmund Wilson

Will and intellect are one and the same thing. -Baruch Spinoza

Through shallow intellect, the mind becomes shallow, and one eats the fly, along with the sweets. -Guru Nanak

Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality. -Henri Bergson

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. -Thomas Sowell

It's not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters. -Vanna White

I've been called many things, but never an intellectual. -Tallulah Bankhead

The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects. -Leonardo da Vinci

The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works. -Jacques Barzun

Men are governed by lines of intellect – women: by curves of emotion. -James Joyce

Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect. -Herbert Spencer

It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to antiquity its due reverence. -Desiderius Erasmus

Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way. -Marcel Proust

The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing. -Sigmund Freud

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. -Charles Bukowski

The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice. -Bertrand Russell

Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming, which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect. -Lionel Trilling

Flippancy, the most hopeless form of intellectual vice. -George Gissing

We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Science as an intellectual exercise enriches our culture, and is in itself ennobling. -Henry Taube

My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects. -Robert M. Hutchins

The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it. -Augustus Hare

The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal. -Sallust

A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although… he may be permitted to be an intellectual. -Anthony Burgess

In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny. -John Stuart Mill

In no instance is there to be a musical or opera of Inherit the Wind because it doesn't sing. It's an intellectual play. -Jerome Lawrence

My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger. -Billy Connolly

Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions. -James Callaghan

There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence. -Philip James Bailey

Most intellectual people do not believe in God, but they fear him just the same. -Wilhelm Reich

To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education. -William Glasser

The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect. -Paul Valery

I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry. -Randall Jarrell

The scientific argument advanced for intelligent design at the Dover trial, those arguments collapsed, scientifically and intellectually. -Kenneth R. Miller

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. -Oscar Wilde

Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience. -Felix Adler

Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals. -Abdolkarim Soroush

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect. -Oscar Wilde

I find it satisfying and intellectually stimulating to work with the intensity, brevity, balance and word play of the short story. -Annie Proulx

The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement. -Anna Garlin Spencer

Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations. -Anna Garlin Spencer

The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals. -Thomas Huxley

Words are the children of reason and, therefore, can't explain it. They really can't translate feeling because they're not part of it. That's why it bugs me when people try to analyze jazz as an intellectual theorem. It's not. It's feeling. -Bill Evans

The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare. -John Major

There's a tremendous intellectual fervor among independent filmmakers, and that has to be cultivated. -Dan Glickman

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects. -Oscar Wilde

Since it is seldom clear whether intellectual activity denotes a superior mode of being or a vital deficiency, opinion swings between considering intellect a privilege and seeing it as a handicap. -Jacques Barzun

There was a very serious communist strain among American intellectuals before the war. America was a more tolerant place in those days, and Communists were not treated as pariahs. That ended with the McCarthy era. -Ken Follett

But ultimately what I was impressed by during my years in government was how much the intellectual climate and the prevailing intellectual notions constrained and represented the universe within which the discourse took place. -Lawrence Summers

I have never met anyone who did not support our troops. Sometimes, however, we hear accusations that someone or some group does not support the men and women serving in our Armed Forces. But this is pure demagoguery, and it is intellectually dishonest. -Ron Paul

Luck is of little moment to the great general, for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment. -Livy

The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men. -Blaise Pascal

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be black and an intellectual in America is to live in a box. On the box is a label, not of my own choosing. -Stephen Carter

Anti-Catholicism is the anti-Semitism of the intellectual. -Pat Buchanan

Science is an integral part of culture. It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition. -Stephen Jay Gould

Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect. -Arthur Schopenhauer

A magazine or a newspaper is a shop. Each is an experiment and represents a new focus, a new ratio between commerce and intellect. -John Jay Chapman

I'm a schoolteacher. That's even worse than being an intellectual. Schoolteachers are not only comic, they're often cold and hungry in this richest land on earth. -Joseph L. Mankiewicz

In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention. -Simone Weil

Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual. -Jorge Luis Borges

In fact, there is clear evidence of black intellectual superiority: in 1984, 92 percent of blacks voted to retire Ronald Reagan, compared to only 36 percent of whites. -Barbara Ehrenreich

Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys. -Honore de Balzac

If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years. -Vladimir Lenin

Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it; materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of these have done destructive work in the colleges. -Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould

Men have been found to deny woman intellect; they have credited her with instinct, with intuition, with a capacity to correlate cause and effect much as a dog connects its collar with a walk. -W. L. George

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic. -Alexis Carrel

To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own. -Henry James

I like John Kerry. I think he's intellectually curious and very thoughtful. I think he's deeply committed on issues like the environment. I think he's an internationalist, which I am. -Howard Dean

Some men tend to cling to old intellectual excitements, just as some belles, when they are old ladies, still cling to the fashions and coiffures of their exciting youth. -Jane Jacobs

Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal. -Sarah Bernhardt

If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage. -Frank Moore Colby

The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education. -John Ruskin

Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly novel in the history of human culture. -Johan Huizinga

On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects. -Karl Marx

What we call National-Socialism is the poisonous perversion of ideas which have a long history in German intellectual life. -Thomas Mann

We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use the pistol of common sense. -Samuel Fuller

The intellectual is different from the ordinary man, but only in certain sections of his personality, and even then not all the time. -George Orwell

Wit – the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. -Ambrose Bierce

Genius is the very eye of intellect and the wing of thought; it is always in advance of its time, and is the pioneer for the generation which it precedes. -William Gilmore Simms

What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity – intellect and resources – to do some thing about them. -Henry Ford

The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts. -John Keats

History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don't use the stuff well, it might as well be dead. -Arnold J. Toynbee

If China wants to be a constructive, active player in the world economy, it's got to respect intellectual property rights or it makes it pretty impossible to do business with them. -Dan Glickman

An intellectual is someone who avoids the mundane by lowering his handicap. -Richard Reeves

Greed probably figures in my intellectual life as well, as I attempt to absorb a massive amount of information with consequent mental indigestion. -Etty Hillesum

The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse. To be a programmer, it requires that you understand as much law as you do technology. -Eric Allman

Tennis doesn't encourage any kind of intellectual development. -Jim Courier

Berkeley had a liberal element in the student body who tended to be quite active. I think that's in general a feature of intellectually active places. -John Searle

This is still a man's profession, with a lot of men who intellectually and emotionally have not accepted that the military could be women's work. -Lawrence Korb

It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life. -Augustus Hare

The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference. -Audre Lorde

For many decades now – and certainly during my adult life in academe – the Western intellectual world has not been convinced that theology is a pursuit that can be engaged in with intellectual honesty and integrity. -Arthur Peacocke

What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual capacity of colored people? Who does not know, that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and annihilate the mind of this portion of our race, we have never yet been able to do it. -Angelina Grimke

Having played many roles of scientific intellect I do have an empathy for that world. It's been hard on me because flying the Enterprise for seven years in Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro in X-men has led people to believe that I know what I'm talking about. But I'm still trying to work out how to operate the air conditioning unit on my car. -Patrick Stewart

Steve Martin is one of the most intelligent, well-read human beings that I've ever come across. He is equally as funny off screen as he is on. But he also has a very intellectual side, and he's a really nice human being. We actually become good friends. -Anthony LaPaglia

Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families. -Mitt Romney

There are no ideas in the Republican Party right now in the Congress. They're the party of no. They desperately need some intellectual leadership. And whatever you think of Newt Gingrich, he can supply intellectual leadership. So I hope he does run. -Howard Dean

In this business, my business, I get to meet all kinds of incredible people, fascinating people, glamorous people and sexy people and highly intellectual people. And you meet them and you go 'interesting, interesting, interesting'. They're interesting, but not very many people stop you in your tracks. -Madonna Ciccone

The intellectual force of the West is still dominant, but other cultures are getting stronger. I expect that we will develop a new way of thinking in architecture and urban planning, and that less will be based on our models. -Rem Koolhaas

If I had to choose criteria, for me, it's about first the director. I want to be a part of something that's good and intellectually challenging. After the director it's the character and the story. That's the deal for me. -Giovanni Ribisi

I have never known so much naive conviction allied to greater intellectual poverty. -Claude Levi-Strauss

I'm looking for a way out of here. I can't have it physically, so I'm going to have it intellectually. It was a beautiful thing to ride Seabiscuit in my imagination. And it's just fantastic to be there alongside Louie as he's breaking the NCAA mile record. People at these vigorous moments in their lives – it's my way of living vicariously. -Laura Hillenbrand

This revolution, the information revoultion, is a revolution of free energy as well, but of another kind: free intellectual energy. It's very crude today, yet our Macintosh computer takes less power than a 100-watt bulb to run it and it can save you hours a day. What will it be able to do ten or 20 years from now, or 50 years from now? -Steve Jobs

For many people, the reluctance to embrace Christianity is as practical as it is intellectual. They want to know what the benefits of Christianity are, or what's in it for them. -Dinesh D'Souza

I'm definitely responsible for the image that I put out there. But it does become frustrating, because I don't want 'sexy' to be my defining characteristic. I'd love for my ambition and will and intellect and sense of humour to define me as well. -Eva Mendes

I came up during the 'Star Wars' generation and that was sort of the thing I plugged into much more. It was a little before my time and I think it was sort of grappling with these intellectual ideas that were a little advanced for my young mind. At the time. But now I have a much deeper appreciation for it. -Zachary Quinto

Religion is part of the human make-up. It's also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health care, believing in faith healing, our first attempt at philosophy. -Christopher Hitchens

I know I've got a degree. Why does that mean I have to spend my life with intellectuals? I've got a lifesaving certificate but I don't spend my evenings diving for a rubber brick with my pyjamas on. -Victoria Wood

I'm a fake intellectual. -Adam Brody

I only surround myself with people who are intellectually stimulating. -Anna Chlumsky

I can intellectualize myself out of anything. -James Van Der Beek

We did a lot of that in drama school: intellectualising and maybe justifying your position. 'I am a thinking actor and I have thought this through' – well, just do it. I much prefer the doing aspect. -Michael Fassbender

I never thought of Kim Basinger in terms of age. For me she embodies woman with her subtleties and intricacies. She's sensual and intellectually engaging, elegant with a very strong personal style. -Camilla Belle

I realised quite early on that, although I wasn't trying to make a career speciality of it, I was playing slightly asexual, sociopathic intellectuals. -Benedict Cumberbatch

The 'We Have Overcome' generation has run out of intellectual creativity but refuses to leave the political stage. -Manning Marable

People have to respect intellectual property. -Coco Lee

There was no intellectual movement in American history called social Darwinism. The people who were supposedly the leaders of the social Darwinist movement never embraced something called social Darwinism. It didn't exist. -Jonah Goldberg

When women make their image about youth and sexuality, and not about intellect, that's kind of a dead-end road. So I think it's a combination of self-entrapment and entrapment by society. -K. D. Lang

But it is one of these sort of mythologies about America and its intellectual history, that the right embraced this thing called social Darwinism, when it never did so. -Jonah Goldberg

My father came from an intellectual and studious avenue as opposed to a brawler's avenue. So I had to go further afield and I brought all kinds of unscrupulous oiks back home – earless, toothless vagabonds – to teach me the arts of the old bagarre. -Tom Hardy

I'm an intellectual. -Alexei Sayle

Poetry is at the centre of my life, too, emotionally speaking, and intellectually speaking – it's just that I'm one of those people who enjoy doing other stuff as well. -Andrew Motion

But investment in space stimulates society, it stimulates it economically, it stimulates it intellectually, and it gives us all passion. -Bill Nye

You can do the best research and be making the strongest intellectual argument, but if readers don't get past the third paragraph you've wasted your energy and valuable ink. -Carl Hiaasen

Education was the most important value in our home when I was growing up. People don't always realize that my parents shared a sense of intellectual curiosity and a love of reading and of history. -Caroline Kennedy

People don't always realize that my parents shared a sense of intellectual curiosity and a love of reading and of history. -Caroline Kennedy

After my mom died, there was so much written about her fashion and her style and all that, and I felt that one of the most important parts of her was missing, her real intellectual curiosity. -Caroline Kennedy

I'm interested in trying to explore what I think is the truth at a given time in my life, and part of the process of being honest is – in my mind – talking about the idea that you're watching a movie. You're sitting here watching a movie. And I like that. It appeals to me intellectually, and also in a way I can't even explain. -Charlie Kaufman

I am probably a pseudo-intellectual. -Craig Ferguson

We, as conservative intellectuals, should not be in the business of making excuses for bad parliamentary decisions by Republican leaders in Congress. -David Frum

Nostalgia is a very complicated subject for me. I'm attracted by nostalgia but I refuse it intellectually. -Miuccia Prada

Now, I'm not saying I'm fashionable, but there are sociological interests that matter to me, things that are theoretical, political, intellectual and also concerned with vanity and beauty that we all think about but that I try to mix up and translate into fashion. -Miuccia Prada

Women often don't want to admit that they like fashion. And yet fashion enthralls everyone, from the taxi driver to the mega-intellectual. I have often asked myself why this is. I don't know the answer. -Miuccia Prada

I think we have the wrong notion of commercial and intellectual or artistic film. Because all films are commercial. -Luc Besson

I'm not like a high intellectual. -Billy West

Watching a whole cluster of friends, and my own mother, die over quite a short space of time convinced me that purely materialist 'explanations' for our mysterious human existence simply won't do – on an intellectual level. -A. N. Wilson

If only Queen Elizabeth II had the intellectual, political and linguistic skills of Queen Elizabeth I, many people would support giving her some of the powers of an elected president. -A. N. Wilson

For people who know McQueen, there is always an underlying message. It's usually only the intellectual ones who understand what's going on in what I do. -Alexander McQueen

I prefer intellect and charm. -Angie Everhart

Believe me, the intellectual revolution is going on, and that has to come first before you see the political changes. That's where I'm very optimistic. -Ron Paul

It's usually only the intellectual ones who understand what's going on in what I do. -Alexander McQueen

I've always been inspired by artists who have shown musical and intellectual curiosity and the courage to take risks. -Renee Fleming

Obama is trying to paint us as a caricature, as if we're some bizarre individualists who are hardcore libertarians. It's a false dichotomy and intellectually lazy. Of course we believe in government. We think government should do what it does really well, but that it has limits. -Paul Ryan

Bass players are always the intellectual kind, but nobody knows it. -Stanley Clarke

I don't really get into a big intellectual analysis of why I am going to do a certain script or not. -Clint Eastwood

I don't like the intellectual label. -Noam Chomsky

I write out of my intellectual experience. -Tom Stoppard

Of course we all know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party. Kind of a grin with a body behind it. -Clint Eastwood

Everybody has values. Now, you know it may be formed in a secular setting, it may be formed in an intellectual setting, but everybody comes forward with values. -Sam Brownback

I think music is the most phenomenal platform for intellectual thought. -Annie Lennox

Some people have theorized that I lurched to prove myself intellectually. But it was not any lurch. It was more a kind of awakening. -Jack Kemp

I don't think men approach me for intellectual conversation. -Megan Fox

But I have bad taste with a deep fount of intellectuality. -Mel Brooks

I never got a formal education. So my intellect is my common sense. I don't have anything else going for me. And my common sense opens the door to instinct. -Jerry Lewis

What I do is I write mainly about very personal and rather lonely feelings, and I explore them in a different way each time. You know, what I do is not terribly intellectual. I'm a pop singer for Christ's sake. As a person, I'm fairly uncomplicated. -David Bowie

The most disappointing thing this week is that Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan, because he was the intellectual leader of the Republican Party. Because Paul Ryan decided to join Mitt Romney's ticket, he is completely reversed himself on some of the issues he has been very strong on, like the $716 billion in savings that are in two of his budgets. -Stephanie Cutter

It strikes me as very strange that whereas Tennyson could support most of Mr. Buckley's propositions about free trade, and the private sector, and private enterprise, Tennyson found no difficulty also in lending intellectual support to the idea of Women's Liberation. -Germaine Greer

In the end, there's something of the puritan work ethic about me that roles really must sustain me on an intellectual level. -Damian Lewis

I spend so much time with the brightest and most talented and well-rounded people. I've had the privilege of having long and very intellectual conversations with people, and sometimes I just sit there and listen. It's like a better version of a class. Even though I'm not sitting at a desk and in school, I'm still learning all the time. -Hayden Panettiere

Extremists often derive their inspiration from literal interpretations of texts that should rightly be read not as Associated Press reports from the ancient world, but as theological and literary enterprises requiring independent intellectual assessment. -Jon Meacham

I would not ever try to be a show intellectual, which I was accused of doing a while on ABC. I thought you were supposed to read the guests' books. -Dick Cavett

But Italy is not an intellectual country. On the subway in Tokyo everybody reads. In Italy, they don't. Don't evaluate Italy from the fact that it produced Raphael and Michelangelo. -Umberto Eco

I believe very firmly that indigenous populations had a really good, intuitive understanding of why we're here. And we're trying to gain that same understanding through psychology and intellect in modern civilization. -Serj Tankian

Imagine the peace symbol. The peace symbol has three pieces in it. One piece is emotion, that's your body. Another piece has spirit in it, that's your fuel. Another piece has intellect in it and that's your steering wheel. You can never overdo the fuel that goes into the body, which is the emotions and the steering wheel to drive it. -Gary Busey

I believe that everybody has the right to view his or her own body as a palette. However, I think intellectuals should at least try to be role models. -Camille Paglia

I do have a peripatetic and active intellectual curiosity. -Guy Kawasaki

It can be a little distressing to have to overintellectualize yourself. -Heath Ledger

The more we can do to support and promulgate the intellectual traditions of the Abrahamic faiths – of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – the better armed we will be to fight fundamentalism. -Jon Meacham

Love isn't intellectual – it's visceral. -Kelly McGillis

What I've realized is that a film operates both on the intellectual and emotional levels, and if you can find a way to tell a riveting story and draw ideas out of that, it's very powerful. -Dinesh D'Souza

I think I have an inner confidence that my tastes are pretty simple, that what I find funny finds a wide audience. I'm not particularly intellectual or clever or minority-focused in my creative instincts. And I'm certainly not aware of suppressing more sophisticated ambitions. -Rowan Atkinson

My wife and I, unlike many intellectuals, spent five years working on assembly lines. We came to fully understand the criticisms of the industrial age, in which you are an appendage of a machine that sets the pace. -Alvin Toffler

Most of my choices come about through some kind of intuition or instinct, and if I need to, I'll post-rationalize them, intellectually, afterwards. But generally, they come about just by feeling. -Joe Wright

What has been forgotten is that there were major intellectual breakthroughs in the 1960s, thanks to North American writers of an older generation. There was a rupture in continuity, since most young people influenced by those breakthroughs did not enter the professions. -Camille Paglia

The North American intellectual tradition began, I maintain, in the encounter of British Romanticism with assertive, pragmatic North American English – the Protestant plain style in both the U.S. and Canada, with its no-nonsense Scottish immigrants. -Camille Paglia

Most blacks will argue that they excel because of hard work, because of intellect, determination, sweat, blood, tears and risk. -Jesse Jackson

I had to satisfy the action fans, the romantic fans, the intellectual fans. It was a terrific burden. -Sidney Poitier

It's very lonely being a prominent black intellectual at an institution where you're the only prominent black intellectual. That was the model that was followed in the late 60s when black studies started. You'd get one here and one there and one here, like Johnny Appleseed. -Henry Louis Gates

We can't all work in the inner city. And, I don't even think that it is incumbent upon an African-American intellectual to be concerned in their work with problems of race and class. It's just one of the things, that we here at the DuBois Institute, are concerned about. -Henry Louis Gates

Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented. -Arnold Palmer

I try to let go of the intellect and just tell the story. I only read the page I have in front of me on the screen. Then when the whole story is told, I print it, wait a week and read it. -Isabel Allende

Sports and entertainment are the only places where inner-city kids see themselves being able to succeed. Their intellectual development is something they don't relate to. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Secular writers can tell a story about the physical, the emotional, and the intellectual parts of a character. But no matter how well they tell the story, they miss a facet that is innately part of all of us – the spiritual. -Karen Kingsbury

A book should have an intellectual shape and a heft that comes with dealing with a primary subject. -William Safire

Strategic thinkers were naturally rattled to find this outsider fooling around with their work. They had been thinking strategically when Reagan was just another movie actor playing opposite a chimpanzee, for heaven's sake. They think Reagan is too naive, too innocent, to grasp the intellectual complexities of cold war strategy. -Russell Baker

In the old days, you would have one lawyer to handle everything: speeding tickets, buying a house, contracts, litigation, real estate, copyrights, leasing, entertainment, intellectual property, forensic accounting, criminal offenses… the list goes on. Now, you have to have a separate lawyer for each one of those categories! -James Belushi

Hackers are breaking the systems for profit. Before, it was about intellectual curiosity and pursuit of knowledge and thrill, and now hacking is big business. -Kevin Mitnick

I was addicted to hacking, more for the intellectual challenge, the curiosity, the seduction of adventure; not for stealing, or causing damage or writing computer viruses. -Kevin Mitnick

The eyes of a poet discover in each person a unique and irreplaceable humanity. While arrogant intellect seeks to control and manipulate the world, the poetic spirit bows with reverence before its mysteries. -Daisaku Ikeda

But does that mean that war and violence are inevitable? I would argue not because we have also evolved this amazingly sophisticated intellect, and we are capable of controlling our innate behavior a lot of the time. -Jane Goodall

I have spent a good part of my life showing what an intellectual bubble the Left lives in. -Dennis Prager

There are some remarks that are so stupid that to be even vaguely aware of them is the intellectual equivalent of living next door to Chernobyl. -Elizabeth Wurtzel

My father is an intellectual and physical man, which is a rather unusual combination. He's great. As he brought up me and my brothers and sisters, he ingrained in us that your appearance is not your responsibility, other than that you should not be a slob. -Christopher Reeve

Somewhere between the intellectual idea of why we're attracted to certain things and the pragmatic reality is some form of ever-evolving truth. -Billy Corgan

I allowed myself to be taken in by the intellectuals. I believed too much in the Polish intellectuals and followed their advice. -Lech Walesa

Now is the era of intellect, information and the Internet. -Lech Walesa

A lot of powerful people in Washington may think it's a crazy-leftist-fringe position to think the intellectual authors of a torture regime should be investigated and prosecuted. -John Cusack

When I won the world championship, in 1972, the United States had an image of, you know, a football country, a baseball country, but nobody thought of it as an intellectual country. -Bobby Fischer

What I look for when I see a piece of art for the first time is some kind of emotional, intellectual experience, that's a combination of both of those things and is informed by my knowledge and something new that I see the artist doing. -Cheech Marin

If ever you wish to meet intellectual frauds in quantity, go to Paris. -V. S. Naipaul

It's very attractive to people to be a victim. Instead of having to think out the whole situation, about history and your group and what you are doing… if you begin from the point of view of being a victim, you've got it half-made. I mean intellectually. -V. S. Naipaul

When you go to a great concert, you feel this arc, almost like the music of a well-chosen set takes you on this trip through emotions and through various forms of intellectual engagement. -John Green

Actually, I've never thought myself as being a particularly hard worker. I've always worked, and I guess my mind is busy all the time. I've been in a lot of things just because of my own intellectual curiosity. -Sam Wyly

If you are part of a religion that very strongly insists that you believe then to decide not to do that is quite a big hurdle to jump over. You never forget the thought process you went through. It becomes part of your whole intellectual picture. -Brian Eno

I found university a little dispiriting. I thought I would enter the great halls of Plato, but instead I entered the halls of an intellectual sausage factory. I wanted to do something not on the main course, and chose the environment. -Bjorn Lomborg

I want to be a part of something that's good and intellectually challenging. -Giovanni Ribisi

I think of an intellectual as just being bookish, being interested in history books, utopian ideas, that kind of thing. -Richard Rorty

So I'm writing more highly personalized and intellectual music, and I think that's good. It might take longer to find me, but I think that niche is perhaps underserved, so I'm going to serve that. -Paula Cole

I was on my own at Wellesley, surrounded by a lot of young women who were motivated and intellectually curious. I started to read because I was required to do so for class, but I soon found myself enjoying the seclusion of the library. I came to see reading as an important way to learn about people, including myself. -Elisabeth Shue

Nobody until very recently would have thought that their husband was supposed to be their best friend, confidante, intellectual soul mate, co-parent, inspiration. -Elizabeth Gilbert

We have three centers: the emotional center, the intellectual center, and the physical body center. Each one of them has its own intelligence. How much better would we be if all three were working in unison? -Erin Gray

I have a lot of trouble understanding all the detail of finance and administration – but if you combine intellectual and professional capacity with a social conscience, you can change things: countries, structures, economic models, colonial states. -Evo Morales

I don't like to over-intellectualize scenes that are working. I tend to think when you do that you may lose it. -Antonio Banderas

We're losing track of the vastness of the potential for computer science. We really have to revive the beautiful intellectual joy of it, as opposed to the business potential. -Jaron Lanier

I don't like comedy that I think is bad comedy, where people are trying to be sick for the sake of it, where there's no intellectual point behind it. I like stuff that's got an underlying point of view. -Steve Coogan

The classic rule of thumb is that if you are an intellectual ideological magazine, you do better in opposition than you do if your views are reflected by people in power. -John Podhoretz

Since the 18th century, many Western intellectuals have predicted religion's imminent demise. -Jonathan Sacks

God is back and Europe as a whole still doesn't get it. It is our biggest single collective cultural and intellectual blind spot. -Jonathan Sacks

Jesuits encourage an intellectual rigor in a way that I like. -Alexander Payne

I'm not one to intellectualize why I did something. -Spike Jonze

As with Cesc Fabregas, some players who go and play for foreign clubs improve on a cultural level. It makes them grow on many levels; intellectually, because you have to learn a new language and adapt to another culture, and on a footballing level too. -Vicente del Bosque

I won a Marshall scholarship to read philosophy at Oxford, and what I most wanted to do was strengthen public intellectual culture – I'd write books and essays to help us figure out who we wanted to be. -Reid Hoffman

When you make a decision to forgive it's a decision that you have to make intellectually. -T. D. Jakes

I always was very interested in intellect and the massive world of knowledge out there, but in terms of being a kid who wanted to be treated as an equal, school is not the place. -Ezra Miller

'The Night Cafe' and 'The Starry Night' still emit such pathos, density, and intensity that they send shivers down the spine. Whether Van Gogh thought in color or felt with his intellect, the radical color, dynamic distortion, heart, soul, and part-by-part structure in these paintings make him a bridge to a new vision and the vision itself. -Jerry Saltz

The bad guys I play don't want to be bad. It's the struggle between the part of them that's an animal and the part that's the intellect that's interesting. -Henry Czerny

There's nothing but spirit in music. That's all it is. Yeah, there's a lot of intellectual elements to it, but no matter how you approach it, it's all spirit. -Amos Lee

I think I'll always be a better playwright than a pundit, but I believe that writers should be public intellectuals and that theater, even more than film, is a place of public debate. -Tony Kushner

I laugh a lot in horror films. If I'm scared in a horror film, I try to think about what's scaring me… particularly, if it's a bad movie, but something they're doing still works. It's the same way I look at comedy. I've always had an intellectual view of comedy, and what makes people laugh, and how does it work. -Jason Reitman

It's head and heart. I like to feed both. I always wanted to be an actor. But the cultural-intellectual side of things has always excited me. I wouldn't want to let it go. -Dan Stevens

You know, albums are a funny thing. They're not like an intellectual decision. It's a collection of your kind of musings. -Glen Hansard

The way I think of it, economics and ecology occupy two intellectual silos, isolated from each other. Even when they do take each other into consideration, it's not uncommon for ecologists to spout absolute nonsense about economics, and vice versa. -Charles C. Mann

The people on my mum's side of the family are atheist intellectuals who are ueber-proper. My dad's side of the family are missionaries who are more comfortable sitting around in sweatpants than they are in a five-star restaurant. But those two influences converged in my life. -Evangeline Lilly

I will end up with someone in the arts. I am positive. I eat, breathe and sleep acting. And I'll end up with someone who is happy staying at home and having me cook supper. But I also really need to be intellectually challenged and stimulated. I want someone bookish, and someone who is passionate. -Ginnifer Goodwin

As a writer, I am an intellectual. I believe in the ideals of the Enlightenment, I believe in the written word, in dialogue and in truth. I hate lies more than anything else. Most of the time I react by writing. -Henning Mankell

I think you can be athletic and intellectual at the same time. -Joe Manganiello

Some novelists are luckier than others in the eras of their formative intellectual years, but all Weltanschauungs return, which means that most novelists have at least a chance of a revival. -Jane Smiley

The British are supposed to be particularly averse to intellectuals, a prejudice closely bound up with their dislike of foreigners. Indeed, one important source of this Anglo-Saxon distaste for highbrows and eggheads was the French revolution, which was seen as an attempt to reconstruct society on the basis of abstract rational principles. -Terry Eagleton

The role of the intellectual, so it is said, is to speak truth to power. Noam Chomsky has dismissed this pious tag on two grounds. For one thing, power knows the truth already; it is just busy trying to conceal it. For another, it is not those in power who need the truth, but those they oppress. -Terry Eagleton

Every White House has had its intellectuals, but very few presidents have been intellectuals themselves – Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Woodrow Wilson, the list more or less stops there. -Jonathan Raban

I oppose piracy and want to see intellectual property protected because that is what fosters and rewards innovation. But SOPA won't accomplish a meaningful reduction in piracy and causes massive collateral damage to the Internet ecosystem. -Jared Polis

Many rogue sites exist to make a profit and others are enormously expensive to maintain. If they don't have the resources to continue stealing intellectual property, they'll wither away. -Jared Polis

I don't consider myself an intellectual. And this is not one of my aims. But I admire intellectual people. -Marilyn Monroe

I really enjoy women and I totally understand and applaud the diversity that they have in terms of their emotions and intellects and vulnerability and strengths. -Michael Patrick King

My parents were both very intellectually honest, straightforward, and for them, faith meant that you were fully engaged. -Rob Bell

The overintellectualization of surrealism can be a bromide. A dream interpreted is a deflated dream. -Graham Joyce

I'm no lyrical stylist; you wouldn't pick me for a perfect sentence, and I certainly wouldn't describe my novels as intellectual. -Joanna Trollope

I had never thought that I would be involved in narrative structures. As a young guy, I was more interested in abstract modeling. But as I got older, I began to see that there was no reason to limit myself to any intellectual or conceptual postulate, when in fact I'm a professional student of music. -Anthony Braxton

I know I'm intellectually capable of finding a series of things and making hundreds of millions. I have to get there and do it. Carefully. Legally. -Jack Abramoff

I could not cherish London and not value Jewish London. The contribution of Jews to London is immense – politically, economically, culturally, intellectually, philanthropically, artistically. -Ken Livingstone

It appears the Kochs are among the most defensive billionaires, preferring the comfy confines of their callous and intellectually dishonest world view. -Robert Greenwald

A society that does not use the intellectual power of its female population fully is not a wise society. Most women are not as tainted by mistakes in the conduct of the economy as the male population, and now they deserve an opportunity. -Johanna Siguroardottir

I don't like to intellectualize about my acting. I don't sit around and study the pages of a script over and over again. -Genevieve Bujold

I led the life of an intellectual up until a certain age. I remember Freud's 'Interpretation of Dreams' was a big favorite when I was 11. It sounded so interesting. And it really was! -Wallace Shawn

To me, at its best, that's what art should do, perform both the emotional and intellectual function. -Dave Holland

The British judiciary needs to support intellectual property. -James Dyson

In business, there's a constant focus on developing strategies, reviewing executive performance against those strategies each year, engaging with opposing or different points of view, and having intellectual dialogue. -Jeff Raikes

Being able to provoke a different point of view to the standard current ideological or political perspective as played out in conventional newspaper or radio reportage is what a public intellectual does. But it's not merely about being oppositional, because that's too negative. -Susie Orbach

Public intellectuals come from a range of areas and use their expertise to comment more widely than just their field. They want to make a contribution to public space, and they stick their necks out to do it. -Susie Orbach

To have a very strong opinion all the time is corrosive to a person's intellect. It becomes your default position. -Denise Mina

All I knew about Ethiopia was from a few records that I like, as well as what I read about the famine. But you get there and it's another world. It's filled with art and music and poetry and intellectuals and writers – all kinds of people. -Flea

Actors are part of a certain percentage of people on this planet who have an emotional vocabulary as a primary experience. It's as if their life is experienced emotionally and then that is translated intellectually or conceptually into the performance. -Mary McDonnell

I know you shouldn't spit in your own soup but I think most crime writing is like TV and doesn't make enormous demands on one's intellect. -Donna Leon

If his presidency is to represent the full power of the idea that black Americans are just like everyone else – fully human and fully capable of intellect, courage and patriotism – then Barack Obama has to be subject to the same rough and tumble of political criticism experienced by his predecessors. -Juan Williams

I get overwhelmed when I approach things intellectually. -Keegan-Michael Key

I don't understand why the accent you speak in has to indicate what level of intellect you have. -Paloma Faith

'The Book of Air and Shadows' was born during a conference with an intellectual property lawyer on a particular afternoon in November of 2003. -Michael Gruber

My mother was a first-grade teacher, so I credit her with this lifelong intellectual curiosity I have, and love of reading and learning. -Chesley Sullenberger

I've always been – as a teacher, as graduate student, as a student, and I think, really, as a child – I've been interested in poems, but not so much for what the take home pay is, what you might sum up from them in moral or intellectual terms or whatever, but what's in the certain lines and how lines relates to other lines. -David Ferry

A film engages you emotionally and intellectually. -Irrfan Khan

I don't have a type. But one thing I can say from my dating experience is that a physical attraction will only take you so far. So you definitely have to have a strong intellectual connection as well. -Jesse Metcalfe

When I was a seminarian, I was dazzled by a girl I met at an uncle's wedding. I was surprised by her beauty, her intellectual brilliance… and, well, I was bowled over for quite a while. -Pope Francis

To me, the idea of heaven would give you certain pleasures, certain joys – but it's very important to have an intellectual understanding of why you want those things. -Alice Sebold

I would like to attribute my range of interests to being an independent intellectual, but although I'm independent, I'm not sure I qualify as an intellectual. Basically, I'm an old-fashioned amateur. -Anne Fadiman

Bill Gates can't control a high-level-energy dog, because his energy is very low, very calm. Very intellectual. A dog doesn't see that as leadership. -Cesar Millan

My very first products were hand-made, one-of-a-kind pins. When I finally realized I could repeat a phrase to make multiples, 'intellectuals gone bad,' a fairly succinct description of my own life, seemed appropriate. -Anne Taintor

I don't really know where my ideas come from. I start with a time and a place. That's what I need to get started, and an intellectual question. -Jennifer Egan

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were gay, just for starters. They didn't have a name for it, but their primary affections and intellectual attractions were all for other men. -Larry Kramer

I'd love to claim the title of 'songwriter' or 'intellectual,' but the truth is that anything that I ever learned how to do in conjunction with music was purely so that I would have a platform to sing from. -Brandi Carlile

I'm a storyteller. I feel like the issue of discourse is an important one because there's a lot of political and ideological discourse that goes around, and we relate to that on an intellectual level. -Ayad Akhtar

A lot of Christian extremism has done a great deal to discredit religion; the main religious traditions have abandoned their own intellectual cultures so drastically that no one has any sense of it other than the fringe. -Marilynne Robinson

I find that the hardest work in the world… is to persuade Easterners that growing up in the West is not intellectually crippling. -Marilynne Robinson

I want to be the best version of myself – intellectually, emotionally, and physically. So I like to wear clothes that I feel comfortable in, that reflect that. -Gabrielle Anwar

I don't see myself as a hero because what I'm doing is self-interested: I don't want to live in a world where there's no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity. -Edward Snowden

Stanley Kubrick, I had been told, hates interviews. It's hard to know what to expect of the man if you've only seen his films. One senses in those films painstaking craftsmanship, a furious intellect at work, a single-minded devotion. -Tim Cahill

It may seem unfashionable to say so, but historians should seize the imagination as well as the intellect. History is, in a sense, a story, a narrative of adventure and of vision, of character and of incident. It is also a portrait of the great general drama of the human spirit. -Peter Ackroyd

No good case exists for the inequality of real and intellectual property, because no good case can exist for treating with special disfavor the work of the spirit and the mind. -Mark Helprin

If Shakespeare thought comedy worthwhile, that means the rest of us can take a break from tragedy now and then without betraying our calling, even if the modern professional intellectual, a poseur by nature, has yet to discover this. -Mark Helprin

There is an interior style we intellectuals and design policy wonks know as Haut Euro Pooftastic, which really takes the biscuit. -Peter York

It is imperfection – not perfection – that is the end result of the program written into that formidably complex engine that is the human brain, and of the influences exerted upon us by the environment and whoever takes care of us during the long years of our physical, psychological and intellectual development. -Rita Levi-Montalcini

The four of us enjoyed a most wonderful family atmosphere filled with love and reciprocal devotion. Both parents were highly cultured and instilled in us their high appreciation of intellectual pursuit. It was, however, a typical Victorian style of life, all decisions being taken by the head of the family, the husband and father. -Rita Levi-Montalcini

I think, first and foremost, Marie Antoinette was intellectually impoverished. She really had never been introduced to the notion of abstract thinking – of thinking at all in any profound way. -Kathryn Lasky

I am an artist, you understand? For me, a picture is like poetry. When you make art, this is not coming from an intellectual place. It's coming from the deep side of your unconscious, your soul. -Alejandro Jodorowsky

I watch people get older and lose their intellectual acuity; you lose that sharpness, that cleanness, that brain that you worked so hard on and that you were gifted with and lose the gifts that were given. -Bryce Courtenay

My family are observant Muslims, but I've come to the faith through an intellectual conviction, and that's something that they've taught me. It's never been forced upon me. They've given me a very strong identity as an Australian Muslim. -Randa Abdel-Fattah

I was actually already doing my Ph.D. in neuroscience when September 11 happened. 'The End Of Faith' is essentially what September 11 did to my intellectual career at that moment. -Sam Harris

It is time that scientists and other public intellectuals observed that the contest between faith and reason is zero-sum. -Sam Harris

I see myself as, first and above all, a teacher of history; next, a writer of European history; next, a commentator on European affairs; next, a public intellectual voice within the American left; and only then an occasional, opportunistic participant in the pained American discussion of the Jewish matter. -Tony Judt

I went to live on a kibbutz, and I'd idealized the world of collective, agrarian work, where everyone was equal, everyone contributed, that all this awful European intellectual stuff just fell away. -Tony Judt

I was very precocious when I was young. I went to college at 16, and I graduated at 20. I wanted to be a writer, but I was more interested in experience than in applying myself intellectually. -Rachel Kushner

Emotions are the key to many aspects of life. They are precisely the elements that make human beings human. I think the fact that emotions have been reduced and put off to the side in intellectual work, particularly in the 20th Century, is tragic. -Bill Viola

When you come into my pieces, it's not an intellectual experience, it's a physical experience. It's coming at your body. There's light, there's sound, the lights in some pieces are going on and off. There's loud roaring sound happening. -Bill Viola

The Americans are completely stupid. The intellectual level in any single European country is higher than in America. -Michel Houellebecq

The genius of the American Founders was to create an intricate system of balanced powers both within the state and between state and society – a system that has fostered unprecedented political, social, and intellectual freedom. -Nancy Pearcey

Beginning under the Roman Empire, intellectual leadership in the West had been provided by Christianity. In the middle ages, who invented the first universities – in Paris, Oxford, Cambridge? The church. -Nancy Pearcey

To be intellectual does not require one to be alienated and oppositional. -Nancy Pearcey

Visit a typical science classroom and you will discover far more than empirical facts being taught. The dominant worldview among scientific intellectuals is evolutionary naturalism, which holds that humans are essentially biochemical machines. -Nancy Pearcey

If pro-abortionists want to commit intellectual suicide and deny scientific facts, that's their problem. But there's no reason a civilized society should fund their anti-scientific outlook – or accept its inhumane consequences. -Nancy Pearcey

I'm a private intellectual, not a public one. -Nassim Nicholas Taleb

People, unprotected by their roles, become isolated in beauty and intellect and illness and confusion. -Richard Avedon

I hate the idea of theatre just being an evening pastime. It should be emotionally and intellectually demanding. I love football. The level of analysis that you listen to on the terraces is astonishing. If people did that in the theatre… but they don't. They expect to sit back and not participate. -Sarah Kane

It is only through the opposition of ideas that we can learn to be self-critical, to work towards intellectual humility. -Tariq Ramadan

Cultures are never merely intellectual constructs. They take form through the collective intelligence and memory, through a commonly held psychology and emotions, through spiritual and artistic communion. -Tariq Ramadan

Tunisia's responsibility, and especially that of its political and intellectual elites, is enormous. All the protagonists of the nation's social, cultural, economic and political life must work to overcome useless and counterproductive polarisation, and to find solutions to domestic, regional and international problems. -Tariq Ramadan

If we believe in an all-powerful God, then we must then believe that God gave us this Earth, and we must in turn believe that God gave us its laws of gravity, of chemistry, of physics. We must also believe that God gave us our human powers of intellect and reason. -Sheldon Whitehouse

There was a time I was no longer going to be black. I was going to be an 'intellectual.' When I was first looking around for colleges, thinking of colleges I couldn't afford to go to, I was thinking of being a philosopher. I began to understand then that much of my feelings about race were negative. -Walter Dean Myers

The highest Hindu intellectual training was based on the practice of yoga, and produced, as its fruit, those marvellous philosophical systems, the six Darshanas and the Brahma Sutras, which are still the delight of scholars and the inspiration of occultists and mystics. -Annie Besant

The orthodox believers in God are divided into two camps, one of which maintains that the existence of God is as demonstrable as any mathematical proposition, while the other asserts that his existence is not demonstrable to the intellect. -Annie Besant

Nothing but an imperious intellectual and moral necessity can drive into doubt a religious mind, for it is as though an earthquake shook the foundations of the soul, and the very being quivers and sways under the shock. -Annie Besant

The generous wish to share with all what is precious, to spread broadcast priceless truths, to shut out none from the illumination of true knowledge, has resulted in a zeal without discretion that has vulgarised Christianity, and has presented its teachings in a form that often repels the heart and alienates the intellect. -Annie Besant

Malcolm X found the language that communicated across the board, from college professor to floor sweeper, all at the same time, without demeaning the intellect of either. -John Henrik Clarke

What is the meaning of 'gossip?' Doesn't it originate with sympathy, an interest in one's neighbor, degenerating into idle curiosity and love of tattling? Which is worse, this habit, or keeping one's self so absorbed intellectually as to forget the sufferings and cares of others, to lose sympathy through having too much to think about? -Lucy Larcom

One can re-create what was in the mind of a mathematician a thousand years ago, recapture the truth of the intellect wherever it may have once come to light; but the image of art, that infinite variable of perception and expression in the individual, – that is not easily re-created, at least, not with certainty and in its original fulness. -George Edward Woodberry

The Greeks, those originators of the intellectual life, fixed for us the idea of the poet. He was a divine man; more sacred than the priest, who was at best an intermediary between men and the gods, but in the poet the god was present and spoke. -George Edward Woodberry

You need to have tremendous confidence in your work, even a touch of arrogance, chutzpah. Many very fine researchers lack intellectual daring. It's human nature to want to be cozy, secure. But that can be a cul de sac. -Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

There is something mysteriously powerful that can happen when young, inchoate minds come into contact with older and more worldly ones in a spirit of intellectual and creative endeavour – if I believed in progress, I suppose that's what I'd call it. -Will Self

What the British seem to like are television historians and naturalists, not public intellectuals. You can't help feeling that's because one supplies narrative and the other supplies facts, and the British are traditionally empiricists so they/we have a resistance to theory and to theoreticians playing too prominent a role in public life. -Will Self

There's a flip side to having prominent public intellectuals, which is that they start meddling in politics and often with quite disastrous results. -Will Self

Fashion is to please your eye. Shapes and proportions are for your intellect. -Carolina Herrera

Fashion should be fun. It shouldn't be labelled 'intellectual.' -Carolina Herrera

Acting is kind of difficult to intellectualize – it's a far more visceral experience. It's really hard to be able to think about and then employ these kind of esoteric notions of this person's backstory and try to weave it in somehow. It's just kind of impossible. -Jesse Eisenberg

If a man can make me laugh and stimulate me intellectually, then I wouldn't mind if he was 4 ft. 8 in. with a huge belly. The only thing that would put me off is bad breath – but even that can be fixed. A bad personality isn't so easy to fix. -Olga Kurylenko

As a financial historian, I was quite isolated in Oxford – British historians are supposed to write about kings – so the quality of intellectual life in my field is much higher at Harvard. The students work harder there. -Niall Ferguson

I grew up in Rome, in actually what I would say was a liberal, open-minded family. My father was an architect and my mother was a teacher of art history, so it was sort of intellectual, and maybe a bit much for me when I was a child. -Frida Giannini

You can be a smarty-pants director, but that won't matter if the movie doesn't work emotionally as well as intellectually. -Todd Haynes

There is an immediate payoff to intelligent design: it destroys the atheistic legacy of Darwinian evolution. Intelligent design makes it impossible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist. -William A. Dembski

I left Delhi in 1989 and remember very little of how life used to be then. Increasingly, in my recent visits to Delhi, I've started to realize that the city has become intellectually very lively. It makes me want to discover the city over and over again. -Siddhartha Mukherjee

If men were but to read the New Testament with the same tone and emphasis, with which they do other books, and were to keep out of mind the idea of its being sacred, they would be disgusted with the credulity, and the want of intellect, reason and judgment, that is apparent in it. -Lysander Spooner

Around the time I began starving, in the early eighties, the visual image had begun to supplant text as culture's primary mode of communication, a radical change because images work so differently than words: They're immediate, they hit you at levels way beneath intellect, they come fast and furious. -Caroline Knapp

I come from a very la-ti-da East Coast intellectual family – or so they think. -Alexandra Wentworth

I think it is important for readers to know that it is possible to bring intellectualism and idealism to the White House and still be political enough to advance an agenda. -A. Scott Berg

My mother was a sociologist and an intellectual, and my father was an industrialist with a business in copper and aluminum wire. He was very strict and he wanted me to work in the family business – for him, the worst thing was having a daughter who worked in fashion. -Carmen Busquets

I believe that an art exhibition can be engaging, fun and deeply intellectually satisfying and serious. These are not contradictory concepts in art. -Jeffrey Deitch

After college, rather than pursue real work, I joined a folk group and sang in coffee houses and nightclubs, an occupation that does little for the intellect and even less for the complexion. -Marshall Brickman

Not everyone realises that to write a really good piece of journalism is at least as demanding intellectually as the achievement of any scholar. -Max Weber

My sense of designing is a mix of intuition and intellectual control. -Olivier Theyskens

Everything I do is just really my intuition, and every time I go against my intuition, it's a mistake. Even though I may sit down and analyze and intellectualize something on paper, if I go against my gut feeling, it's wrong. -Tamara Mellon

There are four Powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness. The two first are mental and the others sensual. The three senses: sight, hearing and smell cannot well be prevented; touch and taste not at all. -Leonardo da Vinci

The power of real debate is in the language and intellectual honesty of the debaters, alongside the engagement of spectators. -Ruzwana Bashir

In a knowledge economy, natural selection favors organizations that can most effectively harness and coordinate collective intellectual energy and creative capacity. -Justin Rosenstein

The best and the worst thing about fashion is that anyone can do it. But because fashion can be the most unintellectual thing, you have to turn it into an intellectual exercise just for your own sanity. You have to start with a conceit. -Joseph Altuzarra

I don't think I'm an artist or that I'm doing anything superintellectual. What's important to me is to get a visceral reaction from people, for them to want that coat because they think it's beautiful. -Joseph Altuzarra

Japan is a well-educated, technological society. It is a free society, protects intellectual property. -John Roos

There is no intellectual or emotional substitute for the authentic, the original, the unique masterpiece. -Paul Mellon

I wasn't political enough to write articles about myself or go to cocktail parties, meaning that not only has my art been pirated and my intellectual property rights stolen, but my work has been misrepresented. -Michael Heizer

Confucianism is all about tempering your instincts with intellectual discipline, with book learning. -Brian Reynolds Myers

The flapper has charm, good looks, good clothes, intellect and a healthy point of view. -Colleen Moore

I've always made my decisions based on two factors: intellectual analysis and my gut. And when they meet, that's a go from me. That's when I see the goal. -Michael Ovitz

Theology is in disrepute among most Western intellectuals. The word is taken to mean a passe form of religious thinking that embraces irrationality and dogmatism. So too, Scholasticism. -Rodney Stark

Theology necessitates an image of God as a conscious, rational, supernatural being of unlimited power and scope who cares about humans and imposes moral codes and responsibilities upon them, thereby generating serious intellectual questions such as: 'Why does God allow us to sin?' 'Does the Sixth Commandment prohibit war?' -Rodney Stark

In the 1970s, many intellectuals had become political radicals. Marxism was correct, liberalism was for wimps, and Marx had pronounced that 'the ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.' -Steven Pinker

'Capitalism' is a dirty word for many intellectuals, but there are a number of studies showing that open economies and free trade are negatively correlated with genocide and war. -Steven Pinker

I think that a failure of statistical thinking is the major intellectual shortcoming of our universities, journalism and intellectual culture. -Steven Pinker

There's guilt about our treatment of native peoples in modern intellectual life, and an unwillingness to acknowledge there could be anything good about Western culture. -Steven Pinker

I sometimes feel that the world is a very uncivilised place where it is meant to be at its most civilised. Where it's meant to be intellectual or artistic or compassionate, it isn't, and that makes me very angry. -Rachel Cusk

One of the categories of people I don't like much are intellectuals. People say, 'Oh, you're an intellectual,' and I say, 'No!' What is an intellectual? An intellectual is somebody who thinks ideas are more important than people. -Paul Johnson

If anti-Semitism is a variety of racism, it is a most peculiar variety, with many unique characteristics. In my view as a historian, it is so peculiar that it deserves to be placed in a quite different category. I would call it an intellectual disease, a disease of the mind, extremely infectious and massively destructive. -Paul Johnson

Like many physical diseases, anti-Semitism is highly infectious, and can become endemic in certain localities and societies. Though a disease of the mind, it is by no means confined to weak, feeble, or commonplace intellects; as history sadly records, its carriers have included men and women of otherwise powerful and subtle thoughts. -Paul Johnson

There are certain artworks that I respond to, artists that I respond to. It's an intellectual reaction but it's also a biological reaction. And the excitement that the work can generate – how it makes you feel about not only your intellectual possibilities but your physical possibilities in this world. How it feels to be alive! -Jeff Koons

I always like to believe that my work is about the expansion of the possibilities of the viewer. So if you have a sense of a heightened situation where there's an excitement, a physical excitement and an intellectual stimulation, there's just this sense of expansion. Because that's where the art happens. Inside the viewer. -Jeff Koons

If you have an idea, you have to move on it, to make a gesture. Drawing is an immediate way of articulating that idea – of making a gesture that is both physical and intellectual. -Jeff Koons

It's wonderful when music is intellectually stimulating. But ultimately it has to be a visceral experience. -Maya Beiser

Calculating does not equal mathematics. It's a subsection of it. In years gone by it was the limiting factor, but computers now allow you to make the whole of mathematics more intellectual. -Conrad Wolfram

I try to figure out – intellectually, philosophically, psychologically – what the experience of beauty is. -Denis Dutton

I first went into social services, and when I did my Ph.D. I looked at intellectual diversity rights as they apply to biological material. At the time, I never thought of what I'm doing now as a career. I thought I wouldn't find employment doing this. -Cary Fowler

For most people, attaining the intellectual clarity and emotional detachment that investing requires is tough. -Guy Spier

F.D.R. achieved greatness not by means of imposing his temperament and intellect on the world but by reacting to what the world threw at him. -Maureen Dowd

At that time of the supermodels, celebrities didn't want to be in fashion; they thought they were more intellectual and interesting than anyone in fashion. -Donatella Versace

Theater publicly reveals the human condition through appealing to both intellect and emotion. Architecture, whether lowly or exalted, can do the same. -Hugh Hardy

You need a prince to make a town in an intellectual sense. Developers want to make money. If they cared about architecture, they'd become architects. I've had so many projects that never came off because they had no sponsor, and not because they were utopian. I just want to build a town that's normal. -Leon Krier

My dad, Frank Addison Albini, was a terrific shot with a rifle and had generally excellent hunting skills. While my dad loved hunting and fishing, he didn't romanticize them. He was filling the freezer, not intellectualizing some caveman impulse or proving his worth as a real man. -Steve Albini

The one man other than my father who made the most lasting impression was an uncle, Serge B. Benson. He taught me in three different classes – but above all, he taught me lessons in moral, physical, and intellectual courage that I have tried to apply in later life. -Ezra Taft Benson

The proud make every man their adversary by pitting their intellects, opinions, works, wealth, talents, or any other worldly measuring device against others. -Ezra Taft Benson

The proud depend upon the world to tell them whether they have value or not. Their self-esteem is determined by where they are judged to be on the ladders of worldly success. They feel worthwhile as individuals if the numbers beneath them in achievement, talent, beauty, or intellect are large enough. -Ezra Taft Benson

Husbands, recognize your wife's intelligence and her ability to counsel with you as a real partner regarding family plans, family activities, and family budgeting. Don't be stingy with your time or with your means. Give her the opportunity to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially as well as spiritually. -Ezra Taft Benson

The liberal professions, and in a wider sense the well-to-do classes, are certainly those with the liveliest taste for knowledge and the most active intellectual life. -Emile Durkheim

Architecture is a ride – a physical ride and an intellectual ride. -Antoine Predock

I try to understand place on a deeper level than just the physical or environmental aspects. It includes cultural and intellectual forces, too. It's an inclusive approach that brings in many disciplines and sees place as a dynamic thing. -Antoine Predock

Our intellect, our awareness, and our consciousness is the most powerful form of life on this planet. It's totally worthwhile. If our animal instincts stopped, we would die. We don't think about it, but if your consciousness were responsible for all of your bodily functions, you would die. -James McAvoy

Pakistan is heir to an intellectual tradition of which the illustrious exponent was the poet and philosopher Mohammad Iqbal. He saw the future course for Islamic societies in a synthesis between adherence to the faith and adjustment to the modern age. -Benazir Bhutto

Some song ideas absolutely require a kind of rigid discipline, and others require absolute chaotic abandon. The form is only valid if you know how to un-form it. I don't mean to sound like an intellectual here! -John Lydon

You get stared at the whole time. I first noticed that when I was about 13. I was very shy. Being considered beautiful, I always felt that people were waiting for something more. I imagined you were supposed to have an intellectual ability – and I'm making no claims here – proportional to your supposed good looks. -Carole Bouquet

I am politically incorrect, that's true. Political correctness to me is just intellectual terrorism. I find that really scary, and I won't be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone isn't going to love you all the time. -Mel Gibson

The Internet has been a blessing and a curse. The curse we know: A lot of people appropriating your intellectual property without paying for it. But I think it's important to realize the blessing of the Internet, which is that everybody has a voice and you can break through, even without a record company. -Gloria Estefan

Poverty places not just one or two obstacles but multiple obstacles in a child's pathway to what we would consider to be regular development – cognitively, intellectually and emotionally. -Geoffrey Canada

Personally, I regard myself as an intellectual 'rebel,' kicking against the 'old colonialism-imperialism paradigm' which has landed Africa in a conundrum. -George Ayittey

Research shows that couples who have a lot of similarities, including intellectual compatibility, end up staying together. -Helen Fisher

Hunters and trackers learn not only to understand intellectually a bunch of facts about the animal they follow, but to feel their way into the very being of the animal. -Iain McGilchrist

The post-Cold War order in Europe is finished, with Vladimir Putin its executioner. Russia's invasion of Georgia only marked its passing. Russia has emerged as a born-again 19th-century power determined to challenge the intellectual, moral and institutional foundations of the order. -Ivan Krastev

My whole career I've been interested by the distinction between an emotional and an intellectual response to an artwork. -Janet Echelman

Some books that I've read on the Kindle, I've been like, 'I want that on my shelf.' Because it says, 'I'm the kind of person who has read this.' The kind of books that says, 'I'm serious and intellectual and historical and race-conscious.' -Jennifer Lee

I don't pick roles based on how famous they are going to make me; I pick roles based on how they're going to inspire me intellectually. -Erin Daniels

At the heart of any successful film is a powerful story. And a story should be just that: a narrative with a beginning, middle, and end, powerful protagonists that audiences can identify with, and a dramatic arc that is able to capture and hold viewers' intellectual and emotional attention. -Julia Bacha

People should not expect the state to protect them from fraudsters. If we do, we get into the habit of neglecting our own powers of intellectual discernment. -Julian Baggini

One of the things I reject in our cultural divisions is the clash between faith and reason, and I would say the same about mystery and intellect. They are somehow mysteriously akin to each other. -Krista Tippett

Being intellectually hospitable is a virtue that I bring into the interview space. -Krista Tippett

My father was a doctor, but he was what I would call an intellectual – very well-read and very interested in knowledge. He insisted that I get as much education as my brothers. -Shirin Neshat

I think the general public's response to my projects is very strong. You can be an intellectual and say that popularity detracts from architectural quality. On the other hand, you can see in the public's identification something very positive. -Moshe Safdie

The social sciences offer equal promise for improving human welfare; our lives can be greatly improved through a deeper understanding of individual and collective behavior. But to realize this promise, the social sciences, like the natural sciences, need to match their institutional structures to today's intellectual challenges. -Nicholas A. Christakis

Successful ecologists are successful in part because they have prepared their minds to attack scientific problems using a variety of intellectual tools. -David J. Anderson

Venezuelan interests are to be defended by Venezuela. The U.S. should defend the interests of the U.S. Where are the U.S. people, where are the intellectuals, who could put limits on their government? -Hugo Chavez

I started modeling when I was – not older, but not 12. I have a mom who's a feminist – she's an English professor, an intellectual. She really gave me the equipment to understand that you can celebrate yourself without putting yourself down or needing to apologize for the way you look. I think that attitude is really crucial for a model. -Emily Ratajkowski

Tell me I'm beautiful, it's nothing. Tell me I'm intellectual – I know it. Tell me I'm funny, and it's the greatest compliment in the world anyone could give me. -Julie Newmar

Make no mistake about it: Law school is not a bastion of intellectual discourse. -Tucker Max

Many do not understand how precarious Western civilization is and what a joy it is. From it, we get real democracy. From it, we get the sort of intellectual tolerance that allows me to propound something that may be completely alien to you. -John Rhys-Davies

Whether it's a popcorn movie or some really intellectual sociopolitical movie, I think to some degree they're all influenced by the social climate that we're living in. -James Wan

I'm an intellectual, but I've always had jobs that required physical labor above all else. -Niall Matter

There's something advantageous about having people underestimate your intellect, insomuch as a lot of things are revealed to you. They assume you don't know what you're talking about, then all of a sudden, you do. And the next thing you know, you have information you wouldn't normally have. -Ashton Kutcher

I never had an intellectual struggle with the Bible, with the gospel, with the claims of Christ. -Tullian Tchividjian

We are being accused that some models are anorexic. But we as fashion designers cannot be blamed, because you know, when I talk to women around the world, rich and poor and young and old and intellectual and not, what they want to be is skinny. You ask them, 'What is your dream?' It's to be skinny. That's all they want. -Alber Elbaz

I am not the only intense or intellectual cricketer. I played with other cricketers who could be pretty intense and intellectual. -Rahul Dravid

I thought about cricket a lot. I needed to get out of this bubble of mine. I found it in books and conversations with other people about other things. I was a curious person, and this was my release. I like being challenged intellectually. I hated at the end of the day to talk cricket to someone else. -Rahul Dravid

I would like to make a building as intellectually driven as it is sculptural and as positive as it would be acceptable to hope. -Frank Gehry

You know, I would say that songwriting is something about the expression of the heart, the intellect and the soul. -Annie Lennox

An expenditure of words without income of ideas will lead to intellectual bankruptcy. -Ravi Zacharias

Obama is a man of first-class intellect and first-class temperament. But his character remains highly suspect. -Charles Krauthammer

I've written important articles on prevention, on the concept of the preventive state, how the law is moving much more in an area of trying to prevent wrongs than trying to deal with them after they occur. That will be my academic/intellectual legacy. -Alan Dershowitz

Everybody's going to approach a character differently, depending upon what they bring to it on their own intellectual level or their feelings from their heart and soul. -Peter Cullen

When any young director gets hired by a studio to do a $125 million film based on a preexisting piece of intellectual property, they're climbing into the meat grinder. And what you're coming out with on the other side is a generic, heavily studio-controlled pile of garbage that ends up on the side of Burger King wrappers. -Neill Blomkamp

I still really love the world and the universe and the mythology of 'Halo.' If I was given control, I would really like to do that film. But that's the problem. When something pre-exists, there's this idea of my own interpretation versus 150 other people involved with the film's interpretation of the same intellectual property. -Neill Blomkamp

My father was a classic intellectual. From him I learned devotion, and I also learned about the life of the mind. -Brian Dennehy

I believe that women should live for love, for motherhood and for intellect, and I believe we shouldn't have to choose. And I believe that's always been difficult for women, to express themselves intellectually, maternally, and passionately. -Erica Jong

I'm grateful to intelligent people. That doesn't mean educated. That doesn't mean intellectual. I mean really intelligent. What black old people used to call 'mother wit' means intelligence that you had in your mother's womb. That's what you rely on. You know what's right to do. -Maya Angelou

Out-of-step intellectuals like Noam Chomsky and the deceased Edward Said have often been dismissed as crazy extremists, 'anti-American,' and in Mr. Said's case even, absurdly, as apologists for Palestinian 'terrorism.' -Salman Rushdie

Athletes and musicians make astronomical amounts of money. People get paid $100 million to throw a baseball! Shouldn't we all take less and pass some of that money onto others? Think about firefighters, teachers and policemen. We should celebrate people that are intellectually smart and trying to make this world a better place. -Kid Rock

I didn't even have a clear idea of why I wanted to go to Oxford – apart from the fact I had fallen in love with the architecture. It certainly wasn't out of some great sense of academic or intellectual achievement. In many ways, my education only began after I'd left university. -Alan Bennett

At heart, Pearson is in the intellectual property business, be it through publishing books or the 'Financial Times'. -Marjorie Scardino

I think if I hadn't become a sociologist, I would have become very anti-intellectual. -Pierre Bourdieu

The purpose of art is to collide the intellectual and visceral together at the highest speed possible. -Penn Jillette

You can't intellectually purge yourself of who you are. Whatever that is, it's going to come out in the wash, the film wash. What you are is going to be relevant, if not to yourself, to the movies you make. -Steven Spielberg

It is not my job to compare my movies. I don't like to compare my films with other movies because I don't really have that perspective. It is an intellectual exercise, but it doesn't intuitively come to me. -Steven Spielberg

One of my books is a hallucinogen, an aphrodisiac, a mood elevator, an intellectual garage door opener, and a metaphysical trash compactor. They'll do everything except rotate your tires. -Tom Robbins

The brutal truth is, we're scarcely 'educating' children at all. Even if you overlook the guilt, fear, bigotry, and dangerous anti-intellectual flapdoodle being funneled into young brains by schools on the religious right, what we're doing is training kids to be cogs in the wheels of commerce. -Tom Robbins

The war industry people are very together; they know exactly what they want; they don't even have to talk to each other. The peace industry people are just intellectuals who are very critical of each other… Unless the peace industry is powerful, we're always going to have war. It is as simple as that. -Yoko Ono

I think there can be a positive sort of futurism even in a presentist society. But I think it's a kind of futurism that envisions augmenting human ability and intellect rather than creating some artificial machine intelligence that displaces us. -Douglas Rushkoff

I think there's a quality of passion to the American actor. I'm certainly attracted to it, and I like to hope that underscoring it is a characteristic of my work. That quality is certainly also present in some British actors, but I tend to feel the mechanical and intellectual process is dominant in the British. -Arthur Penn

Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, filmmaking, business – everything. I think you could have an intellectual ability, but if you can sharpen your intuition, which they say is emotion and intellect joining together, then a knowingness occurs. -David Lynch

It's been an objective of mine since I started writing songs to include both intellect and energy. -Greg Graffin

If creators of Christian culture hope to produce work that will bear good fruit, we must draw our life from the true source – our living Savior. He is real. He is present. But all too often we reduce him to an abstraction, giving him intellectual assent, but not our hearts. -Michael O'Brien

George Bush ran a campaign where he bragged about being an anti-intellectual, dismissing his Harvard and Yale pedigree, pretending he was an American every day, ordinary everyman, and as a result of that, played up his fumbling speech because it signified that he was a good guy. That is deeply and profoundly anti-intellectual. -Michael Eric Dyson

I think public intellectuals have a responsibility – to be self-critical on the one hand, to do serious, nuanced work rigorously executed; but to also be able to get off those perches and out of those ivory towers and speak to the real people who make decisions; to speak truth to power and the powerless with lucidity and eloquence. -Michael Eric Dyson

A lot of people don't believe there's evil. If there's good in this world, then you're being intellectually dishonest, if you believe there's a good power, you've also got to believe there's an evil power, too. There are physical laws that are in place. -Si Robertson

Nothing can be compared to the great beauty and capabilities of a soul; however keen our intellects may be, they are as unable to comprehend them as to comprehend God, for, as He has told us, He created us in His own image and likeness. -Saint Teresa of Avila

If you came from Mars and tried to analyse British or American society through novels, you'd think our society was preponderantly full of middle-aged, slightly alcoholic, middle-class, intellectual men, most of whom are divorced from their families and have nothing to do with children. -Mark Haddon

I spend a lot more time than any person should have to talking with lawyers and thinking about intellectual property issues. -Linus Torvalds

The role of the intellectual cannot be to excuse the violence of one side and condemn that of the other. -Albert Camus

Jesus did not get stuck in intellectual arguments with people. He did not go for the intellect; He went for the conscience. He spoke to that part of the person that knows the difference between right and wrong instinctively. -Kirk Cameron

What is now called 'green architecture' is an opportunistic caricature of a much deeper consideration of the issues related to sustainability that architecture has been engaged with for many years. It was one of the first professions that was deeply concerned with these issues and that had an intellectual response to them. -Rem Koolhaas

A lot of the girls my age were impressed by silly stuff like money and fame. I wanted to be able to have intellectual and spiritual conversations with someone who was on the same page as me. -Nick Cannon

I'm really trying to dredge up what one might call intellectual and moral material. For example, when do you realize that you are an American? What age does that happen to you? When do you realize what religion your parents practice? When does it all become conscious? I was interested in exploring all of that. -Paul Auster

The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions. -Thomas Huxley

Telly never has any smart, amusing intellectuals living on a council estate. -Caitlin Moran

In the Sanghi family, there is no one who has undertaken intellectual pursuits. -Ashwin Sanghi

Journalists are usually quite jealous people, especially of intellectuals who are supposed to be in fashion. -Vivienne Westwood

There is such a polarized discussion of economics among people like analysts, columnists, bloggers; often, they end up just saying that views other than their own should not even be discussed. I find that frustrating. There is no intellectual progress without considering lots and lots of different views. -Adam Davidson

I do not believe that Obama is smarter than anybody else. I do not believe he has cut a new path and is a politician unlike any we've ever seen regarding his intellect. I don't believe any of this hocus-pocus. I didn't believe it when they said it about Hillary, Smartest Woman in the World. -Rush Limbaugh

It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects. -Nikola Tesla

I never wanted to be liked by the majority of people, but there were always some people that I desperately wanted to be liked by. And so you've got to behave in a way that… the way I put it is that if you want to be a real intellectual, you've got to have someone to save you. -James D. Watson

It is extraordinary the extent to which Darwin's insights not only changed his contemporaries' view of the world but also continue to be a source of great intellectual stimulation for scientists and nonscientists alike. -James D. Watson

A people morally and intellectually equal to self-government must also be equal in self-defence. -Jefferson Davis

The good thing about Pro Tools is you can actually hear what you're working on, so it doesn't just become this intellectual idea. But Pro Tools can be dangerous, too. It can make things sterile. -Bjork

The thing is, my dad's always been more of a bookworm; he was interested in more intellectual pursuits, but nobody can escape the passion that football stirs. -Shakira

I came from an intellectual family. Most were doctors, preachers, teachers, businessmen. My grandfather was a small businessman. His father was an abolitionist doctor, and his father was an immigrant from Germany. -Pete Seeger

My mom told me as a youngster I was always intellectual, like as far as being able to adapt fast and quick. But I had a fun childhood, went to regular school. -Chris Brown

Within the confines of the lecture hall, no other virtue exists but plain intellectual integrity. -Max Weber

I guess I'm interested in people who are very sophisticated in intellectual ways, while being completely off the mark in emotional ones, with these huge blind spots in terms of their own behavior. -Noah Baumbach

Between the ages of 24 and 27, I read Freud's complete works, everything that had been translated into English. It was very stimulating intellectually. But I did not accept his view of neurosis or of human nature. -Nathaniel Branden

The English don't like concepts, really, not from a pop star. It's alright if they come from an 'intellectual,', but from a pop star you're getting ahead of yourself. Part of the class game is that you shouldn't rise above your station, and to start talking about concepts if you're in the pop world is getting a bit uppity, isn't it? -Brian Eno

I've always been a fan of physical comedy. It kind of hits you in a different way; it bypasses the intellect and hits you in the gut. -Stephen Merchant

I'm not a twentieth-century novelist, I'm not modern, and certainly not postmodern. I follow the form of the nineteenth-century novel; that was the century that produced the models of the form. I'm old-fashioned, a storyteller. I'm not an analyst, and I'm not an intellectual. -John Irving

Cablegate is 3,000 volumes of material. It is the greatest intellectual treasure to have entered into the public record in modern times. -Julian Assange

I'm drawn to roles because they excite me intellectually and emotionally. -Kim Cattrall

What we want in students is creativity and a willingness to fail. I always say to students, 'If you've never at some point stayed up all night talking to your new boyfriend about the meaning of life instead of preparing for the test, then you're not really an intellectual.' -Alison Gopnik

There is a degree of role-playing in modeling, for sure, and you're also in a high-profile job – there are lots of similarities for sure. But when I'm acting, I've got to try and be present, and I've got to be emotionally committed to a character, both physically and intellectually. -Lily Cole

You go to conferences, and your fellow African intellectuals – and even heads of state – they all say: 'Nigeria is a big disappointment. It is the shame of the African continent.' -Wole Soyinka

Writers and intellectuals have a duty to humanity. It is to insist that the human entity remains the primary asset in overall development; thus, it must be safeguarded. -Wole Soyinka

I had to fight the intellectual label when I started in television, because, first of all, it's not going to help you commercially, and also, it wasn't particularly true of me. I mean, if anybody thought I was an intellectual, they probably had never really seen one. -Dick Cavett

The success of the suffrage movement would injure women spiritually and intellectually, for they would be assuming a burden though they knew themselves unable to bear it. It is the sediment, not the wave, of a sex. It is the antithesis of that highest and sweetest mystery – conviction by submission, and conquest by sacrifice. -John Boyle O'Reilly

People who dismiss science in favor of religion sometimes confuse the challenge of rigorously understanding the world with a deliberate intellectual exclusion that leads them to mistrust scientists and, to their detriment, what they discover. -Lisa Randall

When you tell people you're in history, they give you this pained expression because that was the course they hated in high school. But history can be exciting, intellectually rigorous, and fun. -Robert Darnton

There will always be those little minds who, out of vanity or intellectual display, will attempt to destroy faith in the very foundations of life. -Ezra Taft Benson

Voting is as much an emotional act as it is an intellectual one. -Monica Crowley

When works get too intellectual, they lose their intensity. -Robert Wilson

I hate people who over intellectualize. It bores me deeply. -Carine Roitfeld

I don't like intellectuals, or, at least, people who call themselves that way, because I am under the impression that there is always something condescending in their demeanour, and I don't like condescending people. -Carine Roitfeld

As technology breaks down the physical barriers of college campuses, the extraordinary intellectual capital of the educator community is becoming available to anyone committed to learning – regardless of age, income or location. -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

The most important thing my grandfather taught me was that the most noble way to use your skills, intellect and energy is to defend the marginalized against those with the greatest power – and that the resulting animosity from those in power is a badge of honor. -Glenn Greenwald

My primary goal of hacking was the intellectual curiosity, the seduction of adventure. -Kevin Mitnick

Fear and euphoria are dominant forces, and fear is many multiples the size of euphoria. Bubbles go up very slowly as euphoria builds. Then fear hits, and it comes down very sharply. When I started to look at that, I was sort of intellectually shocked. Contagion is the critical phenomenon which causes the thing to fall apart. -Alan Greenspan

I am devoted to my husband and son. I am devoted to the practices and rituals that imbue our lives with a sense of meaning and purpose, that help me to live my days in the most emotionally and intellectually productive manner. I am devoted to the idea of devotion itself. -Dani Shapiro

I have to really think hard about how to structure sentences, and do more mapping when I sit down to write, so it does impose a certain discipline, intellectual and linguistic. -Daniel Alarcon

There remains a degree of anti-black intellectualism in entertainment. Middle and upper-middle class blacks have often been portrayed as buffoons in popular culture; witness the characters of Carlton Banks on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and Braxton P. Hartnabrig on 'The Jamie Foxx Show.' -John Ridley

Being at the top of your game intellectually, philosophically, politically, is not a forever thing. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Call it a case of observer bias on my part, but Humanist Paganism seems to be an emerging option for those who want to be part of the Pagan community, but who want to be a little more intellectual about their practices, and they really don't care about the 'woo' anymore. -Brendan Myers

For those who struggle with anti-pagan prejudices and stereotypes, Humanist Paganism might be a powerful educational tool. It can show that a pagan can be a sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and enlightened person, and that a pagan culture can be artistically vibrant, environmentally conscious, intellectually stimulating, and socially just. -Brendan Myers

Complex astronomical instruments like the Antikythera Mechanism and the Nebra Sky Disk were made by Pagans. Our Pagan intellectual heritage includes poets and scientists and literary intellectuals of every kind, especially including those who wrote some of the most important and influential books in all of Western history. -Brendan Myers

Once I started working with older people, I realized how much I enjoyed the intellectual challenge of taking care of patients who have multiple, complex medical problems. -Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

The forefathers of the United States were children of religious bigotry and persecution, and, as a result, fled Britain to create a new approach to life and government. They valued intellect and education. In fact, they outlined the principles of the United States' democracy to establish intellectual freedom from the Church. -Mike Medavoy

The Constitution separated the ideologies and values of the Church from the State, and leaders of the State were thus educated in matters pertaining to the State. These leaders proved themselves time after time with their pragmatic intellectual capacities. -Mike Medavoy

Once religion has been dismissed by primarily an intellectual class of people, we lose the really useful social functions of religion… What replaces it might be worse than what we throw away. -Chuck Palahniuk

Many a man renounces morals, but with great difficulty the conception, 'morality.' Morality is the 'idea' of morals, their intellectual power, their power over the conscience; on the other hand, morals are too material to rule the mind, and do not fetter an 'intellectual' man, a so-called independent, a 'freethinker.' -Max Stirner

I help out at Tall Trees, which my aunt set up on the Central Coast. It's where intellectually impaired young people can paint. Their artwork's sent to hospitals all over Australia to brighten up their rooms. -Jessica McNamee

I've always been interested in intellectual history and in psychology, and anxiety is obviously something that's been a big part of my life. -Scott Stossel

Rush Limbaugh makes money getting simpleminded people to feel good about their intellectually undernourished brain spasms. He's very good at it, and I scarcely believe a fraction of what he says. -Henry Rollins

I think there's too much mixing fashion and intellect. Fashion ultimately is designed to cover the human body, to give you joy, to make you feel better. I don't think it has to have a great intellectual meaning. -Suzy Menkes

For women, we intend to do something in a noble and missionary spirit… We mean to appeal to their intellects… and we hereby announce ourselves as determined and bigoted feminists. -Frank Crowninshield

As artists, we must not go down to the level of the masa; we should bring them up, intellectualize our languages, create classics out of our folk arts. We can do this if we are true to our roots and strive for excellence. -F. Sionil Jose

I would hardly say that I have a rich knowledge of anything in particular, but I do seem to be burdened with an unseemly appetite for intellectual and artistic erudition, which, for the sake of balance, I keep well harnessed to a reliable sense of the absurd. -Thomas Steinbeck

I think intellectualizing annoys me because it is the enemy of experience; you cannot experience the presence of God and analyze it at the same time. You can't analyze anything and experience it simultaneously. -Frederica Mathewes-Green

Political correctness is one of the engines of nannyism. Allowing and even encouraging 'offensive' ideas is vital for the intellectually health of a free society. -David Harsanyi

My approach to creating content is focused on pulling people out of their intellectual comfort zones. I'm interested in presenting ideas in unique ways that challenge people to question their assumptions. -Jason Silva

I want big ideas to have aesthetic relevance. I want to tickle people's intellectual sensibilities and instill a sense of wonder. -Jason Silva

There is certainly a higher percentage of wit in British comedy than in American comedy. What always tickles me is the way in which people try to use their intellect to get themselves out of tricky situations but never quite manage to do so – much to their enormous embarrassment. -Christopher Lloyd

When I watch a film, I watch it as an audience instead of thinking as an actor or an intellectual. I see whether it made me laugh, get involved or shocked me at certain points. Something has to stir inside me. -Sonakshi Sinha

I try not to intellectualise what I do. -Phoebe Philo

When I first came to Washington, what I admired most was that people were just really, really smart with a tremendous amount of intellectual horsepower and the ability to look at an issue and say something fresh. -Ezra Klein

I am a strong believer that intellectual property rights need to be protected. -Jim Oberweis

I imagined my fantasy co-author would look like Miranda Kerr, but have the intellect and comedic timing of Liz Lemon. -Judy Greer

I've never professed to be an intellectual. I don't try to be. -William O'Neill

People really had a problem with my disinterest in submission. They had a problem with my intellect, and they had a problem with my choice of lovers. They had a problem with my choice of everything. -Alice Walker

I would counsel people to go to college, because it's one of the best times in your life in terms of who you meet and develop a broad set of intellectual skills. -Bill Gates

Something about the cultural tradition of Jews is way, way more sympathetic to science and learning and intellectual pursuits than Islam. -Richard Dawkins

My parents divorced. There was the usual awkward business of going between them, but I was mostly with my mother. She remarried to a Greek painter Nico Ghika, so we were always around artists and intellectuals. -Jacob Rothschild

The intellectual power is never at rest; it is never satisfied with any comprehended truth, but ever proceeds on and on towards that truth which is not comprehended. So also the will, which follows the apprehension; we see that it is never satisfied with anything finite. -Giordano Bruno

God cannot be realized through the intellect. Intellect can lead one to a certain extent and no further. It is a matter of faith and experience derived from that faith. -Mahatma Gandhi

France has not only built a bureaucratic barrier against American culture, it has constructed a notorious intellectual case against it as well. The French spend hundreds of millions of dollars subsidizing film production, extend interest-free loans to designated filmmakers, and have placed quotas not only on imports but on television time. -Tyler Cowen

If anything, Brown is more oriented towards the other side of the Atlantic than Blair. Most of his reforming ideas and intellectual influences seem to come from the United States, and in a recent speech he went to great lengths to emphasise the historical affinity and shared characteristics of the U.K. and the U.S. -Martin Jacques

The problem lies with us: we've become addicted to experts. We've become addicted to their certainty, their assuredness, their definitiveness, and in the process, we have ceded our responsibility, substituting our intellect and our intelligence for their supposed words of wisdom. -Noreena Hertz

Growing up in Britain as a rather loose Jew, the two things that didn't belong together were freedom and religious intensity. In America, they do. The Founding Fathers made a bet that if you didn't force everyone to profess religion in their own particular way, you could protect intellectual freedom, and religion would flourish. -Simon Schama

An intellectual's weapon is writing, but sometimes people react as if it were a firearm. A writer can do a lot to change the situation, but as far as I know, no dictatorship has fallen because of a sonnet. -Mario Benedetti

I don't think my writing has much to do with my age. For me, my biography is more about what I was reading at what age. It's more of an intellectual thing of wanting to be free to write and think without being too bound by categorisation. I don't think I'm made for these times; I feel more like an old-fashioned writer. -Helen Oyeyemi

I am just postmodern enough not to trust 'postmodern' as a description of our times, for it privileges the practices and intellectual formations of modernity. Calling this a postmodern age reproduces the modernist assumption that history must be policed by periods. -Stanley Hauerwas

I should say that generally I'm a pretty happy person, but as soon as I'm done with a project, I'm usually not happy at all. I feel a little empty and strange. I begin to think about how I can get better, stretch more artistically and intellectually. My biggest worry is getting complacent. -Philipp Meyer

I am not an intellectual. An intellectual is someone who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso, whereas I just say 'pass the mustard'. -Sebastian Horsley

Next time you open the paper, and you see an intellectual property decision, a telecoms decision, it's not about something small and technical. It is about the future of the freedom to be as social beings with each other, and the way information, knowledge and culture will be produced. -Yochai Benkler

My childhood is more hick than I could ever possibly relate to you, and also more intellectual than you would ever expect. For instance, me and my sister, when we were little, we would compete to see who could eat the most squirrel brains. -Shea Hembrey

Great art would have 'head': it would have interesting intellectual ideas and concepts. It would have 'heart' in that it would have passion and heart and soul. And it would have 'hand' in that it would be greatly crafted. -Shea Hembrey

I came to America at the age of 17 as an exchange student, and a year later, I was a student at Dartmouth. I would say that the rather weak foundation of my Christianity was effectively battered at Dartmouth. I've had mostly a secular career. But I became intellectually interested in Christianity again in my mid-30s. -Dinesh D'Souza

I was a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, and my neighbor was Michael Novak, a theologian and philosopher who has written about issues like the morality of capitalism and the Christian roots of free markets. It's possible to be fascinated intellectually with the Christian heritage without being devout. -Dinesh D'Souza

The same group of New York pseudo-intellectuals who've put down prayer are the same ones who put down L.A. -Marianne Williamson

I've known Dennis Kucinich for a long time, and I don't think I have illusions about him. Sometimes I find him pompous, male chauvinistic, intellectually unbending. But he is a good man, and a serious one. -Marianne Williamson

The respected intellectuals are those who conform and serve power interests. -Noam Chomsky

I have known people who are working class or craftsmen, who happen to be more intellectual than professors. -Noam Chomsky

Dissident intellectuals aren't all beautiful. -Noam Chomsky

The 'free-floating intellectual' may occupy himself with problems because of their inherent interest and importance, perhaps to little effect. -Noam Chomsky

I think of myself as a theater animal instead of an intellectual animal. -Tom Stoppard

When I was 20, in 1957, and maybe you would say I was old enough to know better, but nevertheless, I was completely nuts about Buddy Holly. And I loved pop bands that had absolutely no intellectual pretensions whatsoever. I loved the Monkees. -Tom Stoppard

I had amazing intellectual privilege as a kid. My mom taught me to read when I was two or three. When I was five, I read and wrote well enough to do my nine-year older brother's homework in exchange for chocolate or cigarettes. By the time I was 10, I was reading Orwell, Tolstoy's 'War and Peace,' and the Koran. I was reading comic books, too. -Chris Abani

I respect those who openly advocate for unlimited immigration to the United States. Open borders is an intellectually coherent, defensible position. -Jan C. Ting

I often feel intellectually frustrated when I'm in a position where I'm not moving forward; when I'm not enquiring about something. -Eleanor Catton

In the 1950s and early 1960s, psychoanalysis swept through the intellectual community, and it was the dominant mode of thinking about the mind. People felt that this was a completely new set of insights into human motivation, and that its therapeutic potential was significant. -Eric Kandel

I went to medical school after having decided to do so somewhere between my junior and senior year at Harvard – very late. I initially wanted to be an intellectual historian. -Eric Kandel

One of the wonderful things about Internet is it's like a salon. It brings people together from different intellectual walks of life. -Eric Kandel

The Nobel Prizes are much more than awards to scholars; they are a celebration of civilization, of mankind, and of what makes humans unique – that is their intellect from which springs creativity. -Stanley B. Prusiner

Christianity becomes just a set of things you believe in. It's almost an intellectual kind of abstract issue. -Elaine Pagels

I do look at songwriting as a lot of work. I don't over-intellectualize music as a special medium that only some people deserve to do. I think it's something you do if you put the work in. -Jakob Dylan

Your 'hara' is here, where your uterus is if you're a woman, where the tummy sticks out if you're a man, the centre of gravity of the human body. It is the synthesis of our intellect, body and spirit, and by developing our consciousness of it, we can become incredibly rooted. -Scilla Elworthy

Creating a body of mathematics is about intellectual labor, not some kind of transcendental revelation. There are plenty of important components of European fractal geometry that are missing from the African version. -Ron Eglash

Where nothing in a person's earlier years lends itself to an old age devoted to continuing intellectual and physical pursuits, a late-life interest in Tolstoy or even crossword puzzles is unlikely to appear, no matter the urging by well-intentioned social workers or people like me who write books about it. -Sherwin B. Nuland

Marriage is a linchpin in many women's lives, but many other things can create a satisfying life. I adore my career. It stretches every physical, emotional, and intellectual muscle I have. -Geraldine Stutz

The Swedish engineer who invented the zip fastener made a greater intellectual leap than many scientists do in a lifetime. -Martin Rees

The bedrock nature of space and time and the unification of cosmos and quantum are surely among science's great 'open frontiers.' These are parts of the intellectual map where we're still groping for the truth – where, in the fashion of ancient cartographers, we must still inscribe 'here be dragons.' -Martin Rees

Indeed, our everyday world presents intellectual challenges just as daunting as those of the cosmos and the quantum, and that is where 99 per cent of scientists focus their efforts. Even the smallest insect, with its intricate structure, is far more complex than either an atom or a star. -Martin Rees

Some of the 'aha' insights that scientists strive for may have to await the emergence of post-human intellects. -Martin Rees

We benefit, intellectually and personally, from the interplay between different selves, from the balance between long-term contemplation and short-term impulse. We should be wary about tipping the scales too far. The community of selves shouldn't be a democracy, but it shouldn't be a dictatorship, either. -Paul Bloom

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